Through Searsoutlet, I found a 6 foot bamboo workbench top at Sears on clearance for $40. This would get me 2 bamboo tops...exactly what I need.
Moreover, Gladiator tops are .75 inches thick. Not bad, however my Craftsman workbench top is twice the thickness (1.5 inches!)
My Craftsman circular saw and Diablo 60 tooth blade:
My rig: 2 clamps and a metal straight edge bar as a guide for the circular saw:
The blade made a very smooth cut!!!
The (almost) final result:
I think the sheer weight of the top makes the entire cabinet feel even more sturdy and solid. Very nice.
Next step: lots of sanding and then application of Tung Oil and a coat of polyurethane. The internet has provided a lot of helpful tips. Stay tuned!
Craftsman 6 foot bamboo top on Clearance: $40
2 Gladiator tops for RTA cabinets; $160.
75% off retail, however I had to purchase the saw blade and still have to buy Tung oil and Polyurethane which will add to the cost, but its a fun project. I think I will make a cutting board for the kitchen with the left over 20x24 scrap.