This is part of continuing blog on a project to cut down a coffee table. I had difficulty cutting two board edges clean enough for joining. In part the owner of the table wanted not to disassemble the table legs, so we are not working with just the boards, but with boards with legs attached and some stretchers, that limits any milling of the two boards we need to join. I was able to get the edges cut for a good tight fit.
Now the problem: The two boards are warped (the edges are straight, but the boards (measure 57/64” thick) do not align (off by approximately 1/8”) . Is there a way to join the two boards and straighten the boards without planing the boards flat by using dowel or other mechanical joinery? If we are able to join the two boards without milling the two boards flat, will the stress on the joint be too likely to fail or will some mechanical joinery (doweling)
Welcome any ideas anyone has.