Butcher block in elm

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 2504 days ago 2212 views 6 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 2504 days ago

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 2504 days ago

That burl is beautiful! And so is the work.

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#3 posted 2503 days ago

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 2503 days ago

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

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 2503 days ago

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 2503 days ago

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 2503 days ago

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 2502 days ago

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

-- Robb

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#9 posted 2258 days ago

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

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#10 posted 2258 days ago

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

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

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#11 posted 2256 days ago

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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