|Project by Matt||posted 11-30-2015 03:10 PM||1006 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
My wife told me we needed a spot to put all of our coffee and tea accessories, so this is what I came up with! The butcher block top is 3/4” cherry laminated to form a 1 1/2” thick top. The remainder of the cart is hard maple. The cart is 25” wide by 18” deep by 36” tall. I used 2” casters for the wheels.
To allow for expansion and contraction of the top, I secured the top using only for metal brackets. I waddled out the holes in each of the brackets to allow for the top to move approximately 1/8” in each direction. I could have made a butcher buttons, but who has time for that! I think this set up works pretty well and allows for enough movement to where I’m not worried about it.
I sanded everything to 400 grit then gave the butcher block top several mineral oil baths and more to come!
The stand is finished with several coats of a 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 mix of polyurethane, Boiled linseed oil, and pure tung oil. This is one of my favorite finishes!!! It brings out the detail in the wood and brings a silky smooth finish!!
Thanks for looking!