I have been looking to build a dining room table for SWMBO for longer than I care to remember. I have found a sawmill for the walnut logs for the legs and aprons. We were in a local restaurant recently and saw a wood table with the boards set on their side. I measured roughly that they were 1-1/4 in. thick and about 2-1/2 in. wide. The outside board was a bit thicker. I have a TS, band saw, router table and planer.
1. I would like to make the table to have a leaf in the middle. How do I make each section so they are the same?
2. Glue them together in pieces and then glue up the whole section?
3. Attach the top to compensate for wood movement?
Any advice for these questions is greatly appreciated plus anything I have overlooked, which is probably a lot as this is my first real big project. Thanks.
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