I made the mistake of ordering wood (maple) which arrived surfaced on two sides. Instead of 4/4 rough cut wood, I have 7/8 inch thick planed boards, about 6 inches wide. The boards are visually flat, without obvious cupping, twist or warping. I need to glue up two panels 48 inches long by 21 inches wide, by 3/4 inch thick. These will be the sides of a cabinet carcase, to be assembled with dovetails.
If I joint the faces of the boards dead flat on the jointer (I have a 6 in jointer) and then use the thickness planer, I’m afraid I’ll be left with less than 3/4 inch thickness (especially after handplaning smooth the glued up panels.) Would it be better to edge joint and glue up the panel from the 7/8 boards and then hand plane the panel flat with a jointer plane? This way, the thickness might not be perfectly uniform, but I thought I might be able to preserve more thickness. Any advise is welcome.