Need 2ft wide floating table, would joining two 12" boards be a bad idea?
This part of the project is 8' wide, 24" deep and 2" thick. It will also have a 24" deep, 6" high and 3/4" thick verticle hard maple strip every 18 inches across the boards in through dado.
I can get two sapele eight foot long 12" wide 8 quarter boards and then plane, joint them and glue up two of them for the size listed above but am worried that it will cup over time.
I've worked with sapele before and noticed on two 12 wide boards (only 1" thick though) that they had cupped after a few months sitting in the garage... so im wondering if the 2" thick boards will do the same. Im thinking the horizontal dados with maple might help keep them from cupping but not sure.
what do you guys think? Should i just rip them all to 6" inches and glue them up that way? would that even make a difference? any better ideas?