I got a bunch of free wood today, as in 6 rough quarter-sawn(!) red oak boards, 2" x 12" x 9'. For free. (Yay!) The boards were stickered about a year ago. (The largest piece was 38" x 4" x 13'. It is becoming a bar top, I think.)
Now, I'm making a table, and the legs and a few other pieces are 3.75" square. I could make all of the 4x4 pieces I need from two of the 12" boards with plenty to spare.
Is there any problem or surprise waiting for me if I laminate the boards in this way? If laminating is the proper term when dealing with thick stock in this way. My plan is to run the boards trough the planer to get a flat side, rip it to the desired width - 3 pieces per big board - and glue the flat sides together. After the glue has set, run the finished board back through the planer, cut to length and move on with construction.
Thoughts? Is this the right approach? There were some boards of the right size, but they were already spoken for. And I'd rather not spend another $300 on lumber. Because I'm cheap.