I've built some boxes and other stuff, now I want to graduate to a coffee table. I have some nice rough maple that is 18'' wide, and walnut that is 21". My planer is only 12". What I'd like to know, is it better to use one wide board for the top, or several like 6" boards glued together. I want to put bread board on the ends. Do you think a maple top would look good on top of a walnut apron and legs? I don't have a set of plans but I think I have enough info between books and the Internet. I'm just doing something very basic. Any thoughts and idea's would be very helpful. Thanks.