This would be for the grandkids. I saw an interesting piece of elm (nice grain) at a local "discount" lumber yard". By discount I mean that it looks like they have pieces of lesser grades that would not sell at a higher end lumber yard - still nice and dry just not the better grades. Kinda like "overstockwood.com"
Anyway, I have never worked with elm. What do you think of using elm for this project? I Will need to mill and glue for the table top. M & T joints. Routed edges and corners. Finish will probably ARS.
Flat head screws have a taper under the head that acts like a wedge which will split the material you're going into. You can use a flat head, but you have to countersink them.
If there is another reason, lemme know
I got that one on AZ for $40.
And don't forget this stuff...