Hi I am new to woodworking and I am putting my shop together in part of a three car garage. My question today is I obtained 3″ thick laminated maple, I think, table top which came out of a school. I plan on turning it into a workbench the issue is that due to it being stored for a while several of the planks near the ends have opened up partially none all the way thru and I would guess about 1/32 to 1/64 wide. The sides have wooden plugs were I guess threaded rods were used to keep the table together.
Would you suggest that I bore out the plugs and attempt to glue and tighten the rods or should I just use clamps and glue or epoxy and close up the several larger cracks or should I just build the workbench and make sure its flat on top and not worry about the cracks sorry for the lengthy question