How to glue up 1/8" mahogany boards for a bar top?
I am making a bar top for a back bar cabinet. It is going to be 20" deep x 64" long. I plan on doing the following: (2) 3/4" cabinet grade plywood substrate, with 1/8" x 5" mahogany boards glued to the top, and 3/4" x 1 1/2" mahogany boards on the edges.
I've never done this before, and I'm not sure the bast way to glue the 1/8" boards to the substrate, and to each other.
Should I edge glue them together first, and then glue them to the substrate, or just glue them to the substrate and press? If I edge glue them, do I do the full width at once, or do one row at a time?
I plan on using Gorilla carpenters glue. I also plan on using a polyurethane finish.
I guess that's it. Any thoughts?