Butcher block for Adele

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Project by stevenb posted 06-17-2010 07:59 PM 4816 views 16 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my daughter and son in law as a house warming present, they both love cooking. Added cutting boards and spoons.
Thanks for looking, all comments and critique welcome.
Sorry I made a mistake with the post, did not name the wood.
Used beech and maple for the block and boards, legs are old salvaged pine and other parts are from poplar. The drawer fronts are cedar.

-- stevenb

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#1 posted 06-17-2010 08:05 PM

this is a beautiful piece, and set! remarkable. what lumber is used for the legs and drawers?

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#2 posted 06-17-2010 08:10 PM

Wow a really nice butcher block great job and gift.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-17-2010 08:10 PM

Very nice! That rascal should never blow away in a wind storm it is massive.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 06-17-2010 08:12 PM

Very good job and very strong butcher block

I think your daughter will love it

You can cut a cow on your butcher block !

What wood did you use for your project ?

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 06-17-2010 08:23 PM

Magnificent, that is the type of butcher block I would love to have in my kitchen.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#6 posted 06-17-2010 08:32 PM

That is a thing of strength and beauty! And all the other accessories besides. Wow!
I’m sure it will add a warm feeling to their hearts and home.

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#7 posted 06-17-2010 08:45 PM

Beautiful Job, Steven!!
It looks like the gift was well-received too!! Very Well Done… but I’ll take mine medium-rare, please… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 06-17-2010 08:51 PM

What does it weigh? 300, 400, 500 lbs? It looks sturdy. I bet it will stand the test of time and be passed down through the generations. Nicely done.

I also like the details on the legs, how it flares out especially around the bottom cross members., very appealing to the form, did you design the legs yourself? I also like the drawer pulls, I been trying to make the same design before but with limited sucess. Overall very detailed.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#9 posted 06-17-2010 08:51 PM

Now that is a beefy butcher block!

Great design on the supoorting table too.

More details on everything, please.

-- 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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#10 posted 06-17-2010 09:05 PM

That’s really great! Super design, great craftsmanship with that wood….........Love the handles….........and those legs…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#11 posted 06-17-2010 09:37 PM

Great job, beautiful design, and super sturdy craftsmanship, must have incorporated a vast number of skilled disciplines in order to make block, table, and array of utensils. Very nice work. Keep working and sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#12 posted 06-17-2010 09:57 PM

Beautiful job!

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#13 posted 06-17-2010 10:10 PM

A very beautyfull butcherblock
Just the right size to slaughter a pig on
well done, and very satiesfired costummers as we can see

how thick is the block 3 – 4 – 5 inch


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#14 posted 06-17-2010 10:15 PM

Nice mix of woods.
whens the cook out?

-- Doug...

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#15 posted 06-17-2010 10:49 PM

Great Job! I bet it weighs a ton!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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