I would like to build a dining table having a solid wood (likely mahogany) top and leaves that would extend the table to at least 96 inches. I would like it to be rectangular, about 40 inches wide, of simple design, and with tapered legs.
Could you recommend resources to help in designing and building such a table. A resource where I could get plans that I could use or adapt would be ideal? I would also be interested in any books or articles on the general subject of building dining tables that you would recommend.
Also, resources you could recommend or advice you could give on how to ensure the top remains flat over time would be very helpful.
Thank you for your time, and I hope you remain involved with Fine Woodworking. I have enjoyed your articles, videos, and books.