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Cherry Butcher Block strapped in Stainless

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Project by LightfootLtd posted 04-28-2012 01:51 PM 3173 views 18 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this piece as the centerpiece for a Cherry kitchen I am currently working on. It is supposed to look like an antique solid butcher block with a modern twist. It is not solid, the 3” end-grain top actually lifts off for easy cleaning in the sink. All the strapping is stainless steel. Sides are satin poly, top is finished in walnut oil.

-- LightfootLtd.Wordpress.com www.facebook.com/LightfootLtd





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Benboy

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#1 posted 04-28-2012 02:01 PM

I really like this. Did you have to get the metal straps fabricated somewhere? And did you use lag bolts on the straps?

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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will delaney

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#2 posted 04-28-2012 02:24 PM

Very nice industrial looking butcher block. I like idea of a removable top and that it is hollow making it easy to move. Thanks for posting

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#3 posted 04-28-2012 02:28 PM

This is really cool, I like the stainless steel straping, it looks like it could take a hit from a tank and still survive :)

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

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LightfootLtd

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#4 posted 04-28-2012 03:01 PM

I did the straps myself with a 180amp mig that I like to play with and a a few cobalt drill bits. The top one is more of a tray than a strap. I have more pictures on my website that show how it went together if you are interested. The bolts are lags on the corners, and 1/2 20 bolt in the middle holding the cherry to a plywood box.

-- LightfootLtd.Wordpress.com www.facebook.com/LightfootLtd

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#5 posted 04-28-2012 06:04 PM

Great design work and well done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 04-28-2012 08:11 PM

That looks really cool, nice job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 04-28-2012 09:01 PM

Love it!!!

That’s all I can come up with.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 04-28-2012 11:29 PM

this is a real beauty, great job, its a beautiful block and a great idea of doing it hallow…the straps sure do add a very nice touch…fantastic work…5 stars from me…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 05-09-2012 11:22 AM

the removable top idea is a winner

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Mark A. DeCou

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#10 posted 05-09-2012 10:22 PM

this is pretty cool. nice work.
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#11 posted 06-16-2012 12:26 AM

This is really awesome! Great and inspirational work!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#12 posted 06-24-2012 06:07 PM

Great job. So many cool ideas wrapped into this block. Hope you’re doing well in northern Colorado!!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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