I never realized how much work building a set of shelves could be. I finally finished them. Now I am sorting a mountain of wood that has been on the floor of my study for about five years. I am finding all sorts of hidden treasures, but it is a lot of work. I need to get everything out of the way to finish turning the study back into a study (as opposed to a woodpile with a desk sticking out of it). Then I can work on building a counter with storage space in it along one wall of the new wood shop, and tool racks above that.
I am debating what wood to use for the counter top. Plywood is cheap, but I do not know if it will stand up to that kind of use. And, you can’t plane it true without cutting into the next layer. On the other hand, there is no place to buy wood such as beech or maple in this area. I would have to drive 75 miles one way to get that, and have a pocket full of cash. No sawmill within a day’s drive, just so you know. I live on the post oak saannah in the middle of nowhere. However, FedEx and UPS know where I live.
Any suggestions on choice of wood? Any ideas for reducing cost?