Tiled Butcher Block

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Project by WoodisBeautiful posted 06-11-2010 04:02 AM 2393 views 22 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a butcher block I recently completed. Birch (Tiles) with Mahogany (Grout). The top is finished with Mineral Oil, followed by a oil/wax mix. The base is a blend of poly/tung and BLO.

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#1 posted 06-11-2010 04:09 AM

What a wonderful idea and so well done I really like this table top.

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#2 posted 06-11-2010 04:15 AM

I really like this. It looks great, is functional, and handmade. Do you keep these or sell them?

Great Job!!

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#3 posted 06-11-2010 04:45 AM

This is a beauty!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 06-11-2010 05:43 AM

Very very attractive and certainly a lot of work!


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#5 posted 06-11-2010 06:07 AM

Awesome job looks fantastic.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 06-11-2010 07:48 AM

i like that. well done.

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#7 posted 06-11-2010 08:43 AM

You Sir are indeed a craftsman… well designed and well made..
Looks top notch…

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#8 posted 06-11-2010 11:23 AM

Very cool and great work. Grain orientation is spot on! Finish is perfect! On the legs, did you laminate them or inlay the dark wood? Great work I love it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 06-11-2010 01:00 PM

Very cool! I did the polar opposite of this a month or so ago as a gift for a neighbor – I think I like the look of yours even better (light “bricks” and dark “mortar”). Great job!


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#10 posted 06-11-2010 02:03 PM

Beautiful work. I love the proportions and the design of the top is outstanding. Very nicely done!

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#11 posted 06-11-2010 02:04 PM

Awesome! That is a beautiful table. I love it…


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#12 posted 06-11-2010 02:38 PM


I really like this pattern of board.

Those legs are quite stunning as well.

Very cohesive project here.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#13 posted 06-11-2010 03:05 PM

Beautiful piece! I like the added the stripe on the legs to visually tie things together.

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#14 posted 06-11-2010 03:20 PM

Did you mortise the legs directly into the top?

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#15 posted 06-11-2010 03:49 PM

Wonderful table!

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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