Wondering if you might be willing to weigh in with any guidance you are willing to offer on the situation below.
The bench I am working on calls for a side rail panel made from two 4 ½” wide pieces that otherwise meet specs in the photo attached.
There is no explanation as to why they are executing the creation of the component parts by cutting down a 1 1/2 “ thick piece of stock, though they are clearly recommending bandsawing the piece to get the ¾” part. My thinking is they took this approach in order to make it a simpler process of cutting the tenons and not having to deal with the cutting of a compound tenon from a piece of ¾” stock, but I am not certain. I am very limited on 6/4 stock though I guess I could laminate some ¾ stock then execute the procedure as they show, but it seems to me that I should be able to calculate the angles needed and cut this from ¾ stock, saving me from wasting so much wood and having to worry about how the glue line of a laminated part would come into play if I had to bandsaw across it.
How would you attack this?
Hope I explained it well enough. Appreciate any wisdom you can offer.
EDIT: added illustration of the bench