Walnut endgrain chopping block

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Project by Dusty123 posted 91 days ago 1228 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes crazy ideas come out OK. A customer wanted a working chopping block on his granite counter top but did not want just a standard chopping block. This is the idea he and the interior decorator came up with and it works. It is made of solid black walnut. The part of the walnut that is above the granite top is 2” thick and is not sitting directly on the top. I was afraid of the top wicking up moisture so I used soft plastic bumpers which you use on cabinet doors to prevent the wood door from hitting the frame. You don’s see them but they are there. I had to use epoxy to keep them on. The block can be removed fairly easily, but heavy enough that it wants to stay in place.

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#1 posted 91 days ago

Holy Mother Of ^$%# that is HUGE. Looks amazing. Great job!

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#2 posted 91 days ago

That is impressive! Is it as it seems, not hollow whatsoever? Great job! What are it’s overall dimesions?

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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#3 posted 91 days ago

Very nice. Now can you just make the bottom third a pull out drawer for the knives ;-) Seriously, really like this.

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#4 posted 91 days ago

That’s something different, looks good, how much does it weigh?

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#5 posted 91 days ago

Reminds me of a block I saw in a butcher shop in Grenwich CT. Nicely done.

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#6 posted 91 days ago

Love the personalization … if the home owner likes the idea, then it is a WONDERFUL idea. Good job!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#7 posted 91 days ago

Very nicely done. I have moved some commercial chopping blocks in my younger days and I too would like to know how much it weighs.

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#8 posted 91 days ago

Great design

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#9 posted 90 days ago

I like the concept, but I’d be worried if one of the kids spilled a cup of coffee or a coke and the liquid ran under the block….

Looks really cool though!

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#10 posted 90 days ago

great design idea. It looks real cool.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 89 days ago

Really nice! May steal the idea :-)

Are you using all-thread to keep it together or gut the glue joints?

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#12 posted 89 days ago

That’s awesome! How did you cut that circle out?

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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