Joining reclaimed wood
I am building a tabletop, merely setting 3 pieces of reclaimed barnwood on top of an existing table top. I do not have a jointer, but am trying to figure out the best way to get these boards flush to each other and the existing surface.
My question starts with joining the wood, and I have 2 options/ideas. I can either join all 3 pieces, and then lay it on top as is, OR, I can do it one board at a time. Get the first board squared, secured, and then add the next (almost like laying hardwood floor).
The challenge comes with the fact that a couple of the boards have a slight warp or crown in them, so I struggle to see how they'll join perfectly together. Luckily the "look" is supposed to have imperfections, but would still like the process to be as straight and flush as possible. Any ideas?