I'm doing the same thing. Since I bought a cheap biscuit joiner, I'm making all kinds of wide boards out of narrower scrap. It's fast and easy and my cost for lumber is only the price of the glue and a handful of biscuits.Sounds good to me I am making some 9 5/8" deeps out of 1x6"s
Actually, tests show that a well prepared glue joint does not need biscuits or dowels. The wood along the joint will fail before the glue joint itself.BigBear said:On the topic of combining boards for greater widths, biscuits and glue or dowels and glue will work to hold two boards together edge-wise.