Tabletop; must it be attached?
I have built couches, chairs, beds and more, but about to build by first kitchen table. It will be a simple table with a poplar top and standard base of 4-legs and apron. I understand that the method of attaching the top to the base must allow cross-grain movement due to expansion & contraction. If necessary (see below), I would use button fasteners or metal Z-fasteners. Without writing a book here, let me just say that the unique design of my tabletop would allow me to float the top on the base, i.e. not attach it at all. My question; is attachment of any kind necessary in regard to...--> does attachment prevent deformation over time arising from expansion and contraction? Thanks