Butcher Block table

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Project by kokayak posted 05-27-2013 03:05 AM 1197 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With all the Lyptus I used to have laying around it was a no brainer to use it for butcherblock tops. I’ve made 4 of these including this table I made for the kids to eat at when at my mom’s. The Jointer plane gets a workout flattening one of these tops! Have to admit the belt sander came out a few times particularly where I did not pay attention to grain direction during glue up.

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 03:40 AM

Nice looking table.

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 02:15 PM

Great looking table.

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 02:46 PM

Very nice. I like the contrast between the paint and wood grain.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 02:56 PM

Thanks. The legs were simple store bought jobs, I’ve yet to dive in to turning but really want to get a Rikon Mini lathe soon. Used pocket holes to join the stretchers which are just poplar. All the work was in the top. I’ve tried to incorporate a butcher block top into at least one cabinet in all the houses we’ve lived in. We both really like to cook and having a giant cutting surface (similar to having a nice workbench in the garage) is great. Even better if it is right next to the stove. Unfortunately this house came with nice granite counters and I can’t bring myself to taking one out.

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 11:26 PM

Very Beautiful ! Well Done Finishing

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#6 posted 05-31-2013 01:31 PM

Gorgeous top which is highlighted very well with the white painted legs. Great job on a great looking table.

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