Best way to join 4x4 for kitchen table
Hi I'm new to the forum and looking for advice. My wife would like me to build this table I have some basic skills so I think I can do it. My biggest concern is the directions only join everything together with pocket screws. I feel like that's not strong enough for such a heavy piece that will be used everyday. What does everyone think? My concerns are the angles pieces in the middle and the butt joins at the legs. What's a relatively simple way to join everything that will last a while. Also what type of wood would you recommend for a dining room table that won't break the bank? Kiln dried I assume what species? It will be drained. Thanks so much.