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White Oak 80” x 63” x 2” thick butcher block island top with a curved end.
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#1 posted 01-10-2013 02:42 PM
Wow… that’s wide!
Can you give some insight on your process for flattening such a wide glue-up?
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#2 posted 01-10-2013 02:46 PM
can’t buy that in a store
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#3 posted 01-10-2013 04:01 PM
Niw thats a counter top!!! Very Nice.
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#4 posted 01-10-2013 04:21 PM
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#5 posted 01-10-2013 05:30 PM
That’s a big top. How did you flatten it?
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#6 posted 01-10-2013 07:31 PM
I’m thinkin’ this counter top must weigh a fair bit . . .
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#7 posted 01-10-2013 09:03 PM
First glue is in 24” wide chunks that will go through the planer.Second glue is biscuit joints to glue all the 24” pieces together.Sand those glue joints with belt sander.
It was quite heavy. Took three people huffing and puffing to get it loaded and unloaded.
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#8 posted 01-11-2013 01:02 AM
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#9 posted 01-11-2013 01:09 AM
That’s a really big glue up.
-- dshute, Warsaw, New York
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#10 posted 01-11-2013 01:13 AM
I’m curious about a glue up that big, is there any chance of it splitting apart as it heats and cools over the years?
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#11 posted 01-14-2013 09:49 PM
Yes. We do not offer a warranty on a butcher block this size and always let the customer know before we make one. We had to learn our lesson twice before we stopped. The problem for us is that most of the butcher blocks we do are for builders and when they get them the a/c or heat will not be running so when they finally turn it on everything moves.
#12 posted 01-14-2013 09:50 PM
In addition, we make a handful of large butcher blocks for islands and most are fine but every so often (less than 1 a year if that) has an issue.
#13 posted 01-14-2013 10:20 PM
I was wondering what the size limit is to be able to avoid the splitting of the joints. I made a dresser and chest for my bedroom almost 20 years ago now. The dresser has a solid 3/4” red oak top that I glued together using bisquit jointing. I had my DVR and DVD box on top of the dresser. I just recently moved them and noticed the joints were starting to come apart under where the electronic items had sat. The heat obviously shrunk the wood further.
#14 posted 01-15-2013 02:46 PM
Have not had a joint splitting issue. The issue we have run into is cupping and bowing of the entire countertop when very wide. Problems have been with Hickory wood FYI. Other species (walnut, maple, white oak) have been less problematic.
#15 posted 01-15-2013 04:46 PM
That’s good to know on the Hickory. Like I said, my dresser took 20 years to come apart at the joints. But again 20 years ago we didn’t have TB III either. I probably used Elmers wood glue back then.
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