Well, supposedly if you use wood from the same general area the table would stay in, there is less movement. Or so I've been told.
I have a small shelf, about 2'x2'x12" of solid cherry, held together with pegs and glue. The pieces are about 3/4" thick. I made that in the 10th grade shop class. That would be 1954/55. I made it in MI, and eventually it wound up with me in NC. Just as solid as when it was made, with no sign of wood movement. I don't know if that is usual, not usual, or it was from using cherry.
I read of a custom kitchen table made in New England, from local woods. Eventually the owner moved to one of the southwest states. In New England, the table was totally stable. In the southwest, half of the year, no issues. The other half of the year it gets a 1/2" wide in the top. I'm thinking a small table like you are making will have no issues, however, you'd have to make one to be 100% sure. -
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.