Made the coffee table from regular pine. 90% of the tenon shoulders have slight gaps but its nothing too major. Flattening the top, you need to be in really good physical condition to do that with hand planes lol. It took ages and my arms still hurt!
I made the top with timber dogs as I dont have any clamps. While gluing up I put the table on its side and put a bunch of weight plates on top, it achieved the same outcome so thats good xD
Thanks guys. I put shellac on all of it and one coat of water based Ronseal satin varnish on the top. Waited about four to six hours then I steel wooled it all and put on some antiquax original wax. Came out not bad at all.