Surprisingly my lumber store that I get all the good stuff from in my area doesnt have maple panels larger than 15" wide. I asked if they could laminate several thinner panels together for a 18 x 22 piece i need. No go. They have oak and poplar laminated panels premade but no maple. Only thing they had that was close was finished butcher blocks: http://www.mapleblock.com/detail/maple-countertops-25/ I dont however need 1 1/2" thick and dont want to spend $80 for that small of a piece. It seems these are rare which shocks me as I see furniture built with these all the time. Anyone know where I can get a 3/4" thick maple panel 22" x 17"? If not, how dificult is it to make one and clamp, plane, sand it myself?