Butcher block in elm

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 09-21-2007 11:39 PM 3573 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another project for my step-daughter. She does the sketch and I mess with the wood. This butchers’ block is strictly for show in her kitchen – no cutting and chopping! It’s in elm with the top fabricated from a 1” burr / burl elm board to appear, more or less, as a solid top. Finish is many coats of Danish Oil

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 09-21-2007 11:50 PM

Nice! Your projects are very nice, Stewart. Just a pleasure to view.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 09-22-2007 01:34 AM

That burl is beautiful! And so is the work.

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#3 posted 09-22-2007 03:11 AM

So simple yet so beautiful.

It beats those IKEA lookalike crap anytime. But don’t she dare to approach it with a knife! It makes you wish to touch that sweet burl.

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#4 posted 09-22-2007 06:34 AM

There is true art in every one of your pieces Stewart.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 09-22-2007 09:14 AM

Outstanding. I like the mix of media, the aluminum corner brace is a nice touch.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 09-22-2007 11:38 AM

I’m glad to hear that the top is for show only!

What a great cart, with the side board and drawer. Nice.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 09-22-2007 05:41 PM

beautiful!!! is it only a “show” piece so that it does not get damaged…I understand…it is really amazing…I like the metal corners…One thing she could do is put one of your GORGEOUS bowls on top…then it would need to go in a museum…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 09-23-2007 03:10 AM

Wow, that top is just amazing! What a beautiful item to have in the kitchen. Terrific workmanship.

-- Robb

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#9 posted 05-24-2008 05:42 AM

Is that the natural color of the Elm ? It is beautiful to say the least

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 05-24-2008 06:29 AM

Beautiful wood super project!!! THANKS!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#11 posted 05-26-2008 02:05 PM

Thanks for resurrecting this. Wow, have I been a member for 247 days!?

Yes, that’s the colour Dusty56; no stain, I just applied lots of coats of Danish Oil

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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