Glued Up Boards:
This is a familiar term in our shop that describes how larger surfaces are made by gluing many smaller boards together. One example is the way the seats of Windsor style chairs are produced. Original antique Windsors had a single board seat, a good way to identify one when you see them for sale. It’s a good bet to say that most antique furniture was made with larger boards where possible, since there was more “old growth” wood and less cost cutting than today.
Do you own any pieces of furniture that are wide or single board construction? Let me know if so…