Maple Butcher's Block

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Project by gpeau posted 02-11-2012 02:28 AM 1745 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 02-11-2012 02:55 AM

I like this little piece

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

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#2 posted 02-11-2012 02:56 AM

Beautiful work.


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#3 posted 02-11-2012 03:05 AM

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 02-11-2012 03:40 AM

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

-- I read it but I wasn't listening!!

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 05:54 AM

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 02-11-2012 06:27 AM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 09:03 AM

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 02-11-2012 05:03 PM

Awesome work.

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#9 posted 02-11-2012 10:12 PM

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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#10 posted 02-12-2012 03:17 AM

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

-- Wes Giesbrecht

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#11 posted 02-13-2012 12:07 AM

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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