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Expansion of wood countertop with built in bookshelves resting on it

We are installing some cabinets with built in bookshelves and like the look and durability that a hardwood countertop would provide. Our question is how to replicate the example installation above and ...
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How can you design a solid wood floor that allows for expansion without gaps between the boards?

If every board is nailed down on one side of each board, then gaps would open between each board when they shrink. Dust and debris would fall into cracks and any liquid spills would get between the ...