Options other than butting together two long plywood panels to make the desktop?
Working remotely and need a double desk for my wife and I. We have a great wide window at the end of a room that is ~11' wide and were thinking of a full length 11 deep 2' wide top with drawers on each side and a center cabinet to store our printer and provide support to the desktop.
As always price is a factor as well as aesthetics.
Wife wants a dark wood(e.g) top and painted drawers/cabinet.
Considering birch plywood for the drawers/cabinets(which will be painted) and a nice grade hardwood plywood for the top. Problem: I recognize that sheet goods are 8x4 and I'm worried about having regrets if I butt two long pieces together end to end and have a seam in the middle. I looked into hardwood veneer but it would need to be custom ordered and I'm nervous about getting a good adhesion.
Just deal with the end to end plywood joint? Other options I should consider?
Have limited shop tools (table/drillpress/router/small jointer&planer/hand power tools). Small budget for any other necessities.