After several years of dropping hints by SWMBO, I have finally got it in my head to start on a dining room table for her. I scored a large quantity of pecan in various widths and thicknesses. I talked with a guy at the local VA clinic and he gave me some tips on how to begin planing the boards. After planing, can a router be used to smooth the edges f or joining? Might use dowels for joining and gluing. Your advice and experience is most welcome.