Butcher Block Table

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Project by Weaver posted 01-02-2012 06:40 PM 2949 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first Project… finished May 2011.
End grain hard maple with walnut trip and walnut frame.
Started this project before I knew anything and made some mistakes that I plan to fix.
The end pieces I attached with glue and the movement of the wood has caused what was once a very clean corner to look not so pleasing. I do plan on taking those off eventually and attaching bread board ends to the table.
Table is 3” thick and solid throughout, 25” x 36”. Each piece was cut individually and jointed to the next. Used router jig and dish bit to flatten the top/bottom and then a LOT of sanding.
Walnut frame was hand cut mortice and tenon.
Finished with 8 coats of tung oil… cut the first 3 or 4 with mineral spirits.
Serves as our coffee table for now… may be a top to a small kitchen island some day.

-- Ken, Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 06:50 PM

Nice! Super solid looking, will last forever

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 07:30 PM

Love it!

How do you clamp something like that up lengthwise?

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 01:30 AM

Hey Ken Welcome to LJs
This is one outstanding table.very well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 06:38 AM

One word comes to mind; “determination”! Beautifull table!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 07:43 AM

Great Job! I have a kitchen island I’d like to do a butcher block top like this on. Thanks for the inspiration!

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