Maple Butcher's Block

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Project by gpeau posted 900 days ago 1355 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This butcher’s block is made mostly of maple, but with red oak drawer sides, runners and drawer pull. This was my first attempt at a dovetailed drawer and also at chiseling all of the mortises for the aprons and two shelf supports into the legs.

I added a bead at the bottom of each apron (a bit difficult to see in the photos) by filing the profile into a card scraper and scratching it into the aprons. The top is attached by screws and maple fasteners to allow for movement, and so that I can remove the top to sand and refinish when needed. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 900 days ago

I like this little piece

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#2 posted 900 days ago

Beautiful work.


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#3 posted 900 days ago

This is beautiful, a great addition to any kitchen, like mine, I’m all over it.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Wood Studios

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#4 posted 900 days ago

I agree it is a beautiful table with very attractive lines. I’ll take one too!!!

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short!!

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#5 posted 900 days ago

nice detail work on the bottom slats, I like the pillow curves. Using double-tenons a good strong joint. I must complement you if that is your first dovetailing on a drawer, the result is/was well worth the risk.

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#6 posted 900 days ago

great looking table , I like all of the super details.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 900 days ago

Great addition to the kitchen. Very clean and functional. Well done!!!!!!!!! Love the rounded dadoes on he bottom shelf! Nice touch.

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

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#8 posted 899 days ago

Awesome work.

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#9 posted 899 days ago

Nice job! I want to make something like this on casters that can moved around the camper .

-- I'm Chuck and I wood not chuck wood cause I keep finding uses for it!

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Wes Giesbrecht

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#10 posted 899 days ago

Very nice. But a butcher’s block is something very different from this.

-- Wes Giesbrecht

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#11 posted 898 days ago

Great piece, and nice looking kitchen too, simple and open.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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