Butcher Block Coffee Cart

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Project by Matt posted 11-30-2015 03:10 PM 1513 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!


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#1 posted 11-30-2015 03:50 PM

Clasic design, but looks very good, sturdy, especialy top board.

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#2 posted 11-30-2015 07:28 PM

Super job on that cart. I love it!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-15-2015 10:46 PM

Great job. I want to make one now!

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