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Joining breadboard to glued-up top

I am using old growth clear Douglas fir 1x6 T&G to make a table top- I would like to cover the end grains that show the T&G with 1x2 old growth clear Douglas Fir - I believe this material is at least 60 years old. Can I craft a mitered box frame around the glued-up T&G boards, and glue the frame around the entire top? Or will it expand/contract seasonally - this will be sewing table in a bedroom. If you think it will expand/contract, would it be less likely to do so with just breadboard on each of the glued-up 1x6 ends? I do have a pocket screw rig, but I have never crafted mortise and tenon, and hoped that the age and dry storage of the material might lessen the likelihood of a expansion/contraction problems. Thanks for your help!
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Gluing end pieces across the grain will pretty much guarantee a crack or possibly several over time. Breadboard ends are the way to go.

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Breadboard ends are a good way to go if properly joined. They canít be just glued and expected to yield good long term results.
There are numerous threads on here about how to do breadboards correctly.

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