A question about joining boards for a table top
I am new to the forum, first time poster as well. I am interested in having a table top fabricated and will be looking for a qualified person to do so, but I want to talk intelligently about my needs and am wondering if what I want is reasonable to ask of someone.
I have an old (maybe 50 year old) solid mahogany gate leg table. I bought this table so I could take it apart and build two new tables- one that has been completed is now an island in my kitchen- looks spectacular with a granite top. Now, on to table 2 and my problem. I want to take the two leaves from the gate leg table and join them so they can be sanded and refinished in a new table top for my breakfast room. The leaves are 24x48 each so ideally I would get a round table top cut out that would up to 48 inch round. I assume I could just bolt the leaves together and create the top, but what I want is a smooth top that gives the appearance of a solid top, not two pieces side-by-side.
Can this be done or am I being unreasonable to ask for it?