Butcher block table. Straight out of a magazine, almost.

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Project by RyanC posted 770 days ago 2579 views 16 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my second big project. After making several butcher blocks, I thought it would be neat to make a bigger table. Then I stumbled upon the Feb/Mar issue of Woodcraft. I made my table very similar to that one with a few differences.

The table surface itself is 1.5” x 1.5” maple and walnut. It measures about 24” x 30” and is 3” thick. As it turned out, making the surface only took a little more than a weekend. Making the supporting structure took the longest, mainly because of my lack of proper tools. I decided not to use the draw-bore part of the mortise and tenon joints. I figured the mortise and tenons joints would be enough work, and they were.

The table supporting structure is finished with a wiping varnish and the top is finished with Watco Butcher Block Oil. The whole table weighs about 125 lbs.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 770 days ago

Wow: Awesome job on your butcher block table, you do great work. Great wood working skills.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 770 days ago

Very beautiful.
Job well done!

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#3 posted 770 days ago

I love this project, my wife has been suggesting she needs an island and work surface and this goes into my favorites as a result. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 770 days ago

Very outstanding!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 770 days ago

Very Nice Work! Thanks For Posting!


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#6 posted 769 days ago

That looks very nice and was built extremely well! Thanks for sharing!

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#7 posted 769 days ago

I love it…spectacular

-- Bevy - NH

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#8 posted 769 days ago

Fabulous job, with or without a lot of tools. Imagine what you could do with a fully outfitted workshop….............ahhhhhhhhh…... but that’s every woodworkers dream, isn’t it?
Keep up the great work!

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#9 posted 769 days ago

Very nice work; impressive.

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#10 posted 769 days ago

Nice job, looks great.

Thanks for sharing.

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#11 posted 769 days ago

Great job, it fits perfectly with that kitchen.

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#12 posted 769 days ago

That is one beast of a cutting board, looks great!

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#13 posted 769 days ago

Thanks for all of the nice comments!

-- I've told you a million times not to exaggerate!!

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#14 posted 755 days ago

Awesome work!

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#15 posted 542 days ago

Incredible work and finish! Thanks for sharing.

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