Re: Cherry wood Dining Table
I would say it some what depends on how you want the leafs to look in the mix, on the grain direction.
back in 1975 I made a trestle table out of 2x6's (much like a pic knick table with out the benches) more based on early American design,
I ran the lumber the long way (cut and glued it to where it was one large piece, then years later when we were going to have a bunch of family over, I took it out to the shop and cut it into and added the extension kit, and made leaves, and the leaf original was one 3 x 3 foot solid chunk, and the grain when the short way across the table,
well since I was in a hurry (out of time for the dinner was coming up fast), and the lumber of 1975 and the lumber of 1985 was dried differently, about a month later one evening there was this noise and the table leaf had now become three smaller leaves, I took them back out to the shop and trimmed up where they split, and that is the way they are to this day,
so any way, I have the grain running two directions one for the top and one for the leaves,
Good luck with your project, let the lumber acclimate to the area for a few days if at all possible and I hope it is well dried.
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