I'm building a dining table for our family. It will be a trestle table about 42" wide and 72" long. My plan was to run the boards the long direction. The top will be of SYP and finished thickness of at least an inch but probably closer to 1 1/4. My plan is to have a spreaders on top of the trestle base that I can screw into the top pieces and allow for expansion and contraction.
Do I need breadboard ends? I'm thinking I can fasten to the spreaders and keep the top flat but maybe it won't stay that way?
My original plan was to use hard maple but my wife requested this pine version that will be whitewashed. The SYP is stamped KD so I think it is "dry" but I'm not sure it is as stable as hard maple would be.
My other thought is the SYP is cheap so I might just wing it and see what happens.