I'm not the best mathematician, so I want to run this by real woodworkers:
I need a board of red oak 29 5/8"W x 16'L to make a cabinet top and then stain it.
This is what I'm thinking to make the wood look evenly distributed... If 1x4 is really 3 1/2"W then 7 * 3.5 = 24 1/2"W - which is acceptable for what I am doing.
So I need 7 1x4x16, correct?
What bothers me is having to butt joint & glue 7 boards of expensive wood hoping it all comes out flush and level.
Is there a better way?
I made a typo..."I need a board of red oak 29 5/8"W x 16'L" should have read, "I need a board of red oak 24 5/8"W x 16'L"
The final length is 159 15/16", but local lumbar yard only sells 16' boards. Hence, I plan to glue-up the 16' boards and then cut to size.