You are correct, that would be an issue. My top will be split, dry mortice & tennon alignment between top and legs, with M10 long bolts through the top rail into metal thread inserts in the top. Sould be fine, and allow some movement.Hi Fanous, once you get the machining done do you plan to glue up into a single slab top? I can see a future problem as there’s a horizontal top rail and ( I assume but can’t see) all 4 legs mortised into the top - that sets up a big cross-grain movement fight. If you’re heading to a split top design or can allow for movement some other way then all good.
Thanks for the note