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Project by miloshhere posted 08-11-2012 09:33 PM 1316 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this little butcher block thing because my kitchen has no counter space and I like to cook. The cutting board is maple and I epoxied into the underside these stainless flange nuts so I could remove the whole thing for washing, sanding or refinishing. The rest of the table is paduak with walnut highlights. Turned out pretty sweet, if I say so myself. It only took six years to finish. Okay, I may have been up to other silly crap in the meantime. I wrote more about all that nonsense here if you’re interested. Next up is a shelf for the kitchen because in addition to no counter space there is also no cabinet space. It sounds like I live in a cardboard box, huh? Well, close. Anyway, back to the wood…





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#1 posted 08-11-2012 09:51 PM

Nice little table !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#2 posted 08-11-2012 11:21 PM

Very nice. My wife has been asking for one of these.

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 01:11 AM

Holy shite! I originally typed “Nice little table.”
My thumb hit the mouse pad and I inadvertenly scrolled to the top and saw the first comment.
Ha.
Looks pretty good. I like the walnut and padauk mix.
Hope your kitchen shelf goes quicker. :-)

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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#4 posted 08-12-2012 04:01 AM

What did you finish the base with ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 08-12-2012 01:09 PM

Welcome to the site.
Great looking table. I agree with the other Gary, hope your shelf makes it in under that 6 year mark.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 08-12-2012 03:01 PM

The story of this table is wonderful Most of us have a point in our lives when we decide it is time to change directions. You have a beautiful table to remind you of that every day. You are a lucky man.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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miloshhere

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#7 posted 08-12-2012 05:14 PM

Thanks for all the kind words. I’m new to the site and its really encouraging and inspiring to see everyone else’s awesome projects on here. I keep thinking “I gotta get back in the shop!”

For dude who was asking, I finished the base with tung oil. I wanted a finish that was barely a finish. Real flat and matte. I have to resist the urge to leave my projects unfinished because I like the natural beauty of the wood without a shiny covering on it. That’s just me, though. I just remembered I made a video of that process too.

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#8 posted 08-12-2012 06:13 PM

Your video says that you stained it ?
I was wondering about the color , but you said here that it was only Tung Oil.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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miloshhere

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#9 posted 08-12-2012 07:35 PM

I guess I am misusing the word “stained” perhaps. I think I mean to say “finished” or “sealed”. Its just tung oil on there. It looks a bit dark because of the lighting and the crap iphone photo from the kitchen setting. I’ve been meaning to take it outside in the sun and get a better pic of the whole deal but, you know, inertia. The top is just mineral oiled, also.

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#10 posted 08-12-2012 07:37 PM

Hahaha , inertia : )
Thank you !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 01-28-2013 11:05 AM

good looking table, removable top is genius.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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