Butcher Block Island

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Project by rsmith71 posted 02-05-2010 03:47 AM 2653 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a butcher block island i did at work. The top is 4” Maple. The legs are Red Oak columns I turned. There’s a cutout for an electrical outlet in the top and a 1” hole drilled through to just over the top of a leg. That leg is drilled with a 1” hole all the way through withan angled hole coming out under the shelf. When the island is set, the wiring is hidden behind a toe kick and the wiring run into the floor and wired into the home. Instant power for kitchen appliances!

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 03:51 AM

Nice work.

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 03:54 AM

I see it’s not end grain. How does it hold up under wear and tear (if you know)?

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 04:13 AM

Nice job on the legs too

-- Bored Feet

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 04:19 AM

The legs are glued up from 4/4 red oak. Top’s glued up with Titebond 3 and never had trouble with Maple Blocks using the edges. Top is setting on 1” dowels in legs with glue.Thing’s heavy and not going anywhere.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 04:31 AM

that’s a nice job. My wife has been wanting something similar. I’ve got the maple, but unfortunately she’ll have to wait til after my workbench is done.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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#6 posted 02-05-2010 06:14 AM

Nice job on the legs! I’ve never turned anywood. Nice looking table.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#7 posted 02-05-2010 06:18 AM

Nice job Robert.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 02-05-2010 07:43 AM

Super looking butcher block cooling wiring.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 02-05-2010 12:47 PM

Good work all around.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 02-05-2010 04:20 PM

Very nice butcher block. I like the hidden outlet. good work

-- The Olson workshop

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#11 posted 02-05-2010 04:39 PM

Looks nice. I especially like the hidden outlet. Are you wiring it somewhat water proof or GFI?


-- He said wood...

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#12 posted 02-06-2010 03:47 AM

Good looking top – you just want to grab a butcher knife and slab of beef and put it to work.

-- Dust to more Dust -

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#13 posted 02-06-2010 07:48 AM

Just GFCI. Shouldn’t be any problem with water.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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