Submitted by KeyWestPirate on Sat, 2013/11/16 - 07:33.
Plywood is expensive and hard to come by where I am. In this particular case I needed more than a 4 x 8 piece anyway. These are "tablas", 1 x 12" planks usually about 4 meters long when I buy them.
We've let them dry (they come wet and green) under gentle pressure. I'll apply glue to the edges, re-clamp them, tap the edges even, and apply pressure. This is my first attempt, it's a regulation-sized table tennis top.
I have everything else I need, including the special paint, just lack the table.
EVERYTHING is a little slower here.