Attaching solid wood to benchtop sides
I got a bench top 60x29. The top layer of plywood is 3/4 oak, the bottom 3/4 sanded one side. So about 1.5 thick
I want to put oak bands around it. 3/4 thick, 1.5 H. The wood should contact and expand up and down, I believe. So how should I attach it.
Since the glue would run down and squish, I can't just glue just the center. If I glue it all the way, is movement going to be an issue?
Attach it flush for the top, so movement is forced down??
Brad nail it in the center of the wood? Though not sure if that would be strong enough. I could counter sink some wood screws in the center.
This is just for a reloading bench, so it doesn't have to be to nice, but it is practice. Plus I want to avoid metal that could scratch stuff.
Glue is drying right now between the sheets of plywood.
Thanks for help.