The veneer on 1/4 ply is so thin..
It may be worth it to have some wide oak boards run through a resaw and planing. you'd get 2 good boards out of a 3/4 board.. It would be solid and you wouldn't have to worry about delaminating/bubbling/splintering plywood.
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