So I'm going to build myself a corner desk. To that end, I'm going to buy a couple of planks of wood, and I've been looking into how to join them.
I watched a youtube video, so now I'm an expert on mitre vs butt joints. I'm planning to go for a butt joint because I think it'll be more forgiving of my non-existent carpentry skills. I'm planning to use biscuits and a couple of dog bone fasteners to allow a bit of movement.
For the biscuits, do I need to get a biscuit joiner, or can I just use router?
Also, if the desk is supposed to span the whole room, do I need to leave gaps on either end, and maybe plug them with cork or something?