I always used Z-clip table top fasteners when I could get them. They are now more readily available and cheap. In my table top fastener sketch I used wood blocks because I couldnt find the z-clips at the time.
For the z-clips make a 1/8 wide slot 1/4 to 3/8" deep with the table saw blade.
The Z-clips will allow for lateral movement of the top by sliding along the slot
Put the z-clips on the side skirts and any stretchers running front to back.
Tony B Retired woodworker, among other things.
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Last edited by Tony B; 11-23-2019 at 06:55 PM.