Butcherblock Island

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 923 days ago 992 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build this by a friend; it has two butcher blocks made from beach separated by a walnut piece holder. The stand is alder and mahogany. The stand was finished with a seal coat of shellac and two coats of sprayed poly. The drawers are pine inside with alder fronts. The shelf over the lower drawers is removable. The small shelves under the butcher blocks extend out to give a little more area when needed. Of course the EOD badge was lasered on the top drawer front. As a note for some reason he liked the burn the router left in the groves, so they stayed.
I enjoyed the build, I built the stand layered rather than making the mortise and tenon (three layers allowed me to put it together like a puzzle). I decided to add finger holes on the blocks to make them easier to carry and they can be flipped if he wants a display side and a working side.

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#1 posted 923 days ago

At first glance I was not impressed at the butcher block top, then I viewed your pictures with a better view and now I really like what you did. This got me thinking differently about cutting board construction, THANKS!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 923 days ago

it should read “walnut spice holder”, oops. Thanks for the comment MSgt

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#3 posted 923 days ago

Well constructed and good looking

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 922 days ago

Well done, some beefy cutting boards.

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

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