Prob' bes to visit me on this. Created to avoid the problems of the inevitable movement of the legendary spirit of green oak, none of of the joints are fixed to ensure a functioning table.
I also wanted a heavy table and I wanted it to be feminine and light in aesthetic.
Decorating the edges with words was not only to make the table an important piece of furniture for the family, it does make it more interesting to look at and fun to be near.
Allow an inch of the table's length per character to be a guide.