I made this dining table for a friend of mine earlier this year out of some wood sourced and milled locally by another friend. It was a beautiful windblown oak that had been sat in a field for a few years until they decided to mill it up.
I used traditional mortise and tenon joints with drawbored dowels to keep it held together. For the top I glued together multiple boards with grain directions facing alternative ways. Doing this reduces the likelihood of the top cupping or moving with seasonal humidity/temperature changes. Wide boards look great but I think I actually prefer the look of this top.