Starting the dining room table
For years my wife and I have wanted a square dining room table that will seat 8 people (we are a family of 6). About 9 months ago a friend GAVE me a lot of 5/4 cherry of various widths and most over 8 feet long. He also gave me a piece of 9/4 cherry that I am going to us for the legs. All the wood has been stick stacked in an old abandoned house for over 8 years and in my garage for 8 months.
I am now ready to start building the top. My tools are a 1966 craftsman radial arm saw, a ridgid 6 1/8 jointer, dewalt 733 planer, porter cable router and table, pc plate joiner, 10 in miter saw and various hand power tool include a pocket hole jig.
The table will be about 5 foot square; contemporary with tapered leg. The overall design is simple but I am not sure how I want to join the table pieces together to make the top.
Even though I have a kreg jig I don't want to use it for this top. I have thought about just butt joining it with glue alone. Or I could use the biscuit joiner or may be even a spline.
I would love to hear your suggestions. I am going to start milling tonight!!