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I don't know if this is proper question for the forum, but does anybody know where I could purchase a single piece of wood (30" x 40" x 1") to use for a desktop? I have a rolling computer table with the keyboard tray removed to allow my wheelchair to fit under it. Problem is, the uprights aren't wide enough when the wheelchair wheels turn out and I get stuck

A single piece of wood would only require table saw/edge rounding and sanding to complete. And, it would be wide enough to allow for unobstructed movement when the uprights are moved farther apart.

My other only option, it appears, is to make a "cutting board" glued together strips and have it planed to an even thickness.

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I don't know where you live in the U.S. but if you are near Boise, Idaho I'd be happy to slice up a piece of wood to your specs.
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I don't know if this is proper question for the forum, but does anybody know where I could purchase a single piece of wood (30" x 40" x 1") to use for a desktop? I have a rolling computer table with the keyboard tray removed to allow my wheelchair to fit under it. Problem is, the uprights aren't wide enough when the wheelchair wheels turn out and I get stuck

A single piece of wood would only require table saw/edge rounding and sanding to complete. And, it would be wide enough to allow for unobstructed movement when the uprights are moved farther apart.

My other only option, it appears, is to make a "cutting board" glued together strips and have it planed to an even thickness.

Any ideas!! BTW, I am so glad I joined the forum. All of you have been so helpful. I thank you all...R
Hi Ron - Sounds like a piece of furniture grade plywood or even MDF, with HPL applied, would work for you. Edge banding would dress it up.

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I would 2nd Johns option, use a veneer plywood and either edge band with veneer tape or do a tounge and groove band with solid wood to cover the edge of the plywood and miter the solid wood at the corners.
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As others have said, furniture-grade veneer plywood is the simple solution. Otherwise, edge-gluing solid wood stock to create a larger panel is common practice. The latter, of course, means carefully selecting the boards for a reasonable (or, attractive) grain match, edge-jointing the boards, and careful glue-up. Then comes surface planing, sanding, etc.

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If you post your location (city, state) maybe one of us who lives close could help you do this. I live just North of Charlotte, NC. Are you anywhere near me? If so, send me a PM with your phone number and I'll give you a call.

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Ronster,
I'm located in the area of Houston, TX. Feel free to PM me if you are in the area and need assistance.

Any of the recommendations suggested by others would work fine.

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