|Project by Mikesawdust||posted 08-24-2013 05:12 PM||1075 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I don’t have a picture of the completed stand with the butcher Blocks, but they are shown in the pictures. They are being oiled by the customer while I finished the stand.
The stand was made with Alder and Sapele with veneer covering the shelves (the veneer I had on hand was several varieties of left overs from earlier projects, so I made fan patterns to use up the different types). The blocks were made of Beech and are 4.5” Thick.
I used my Kreg Pocket hole a lot on this project and was very happy with the results. It really was easy keeping the case assembly square and the joints are strong.
I changed my procedure on the block this time by staggering the joints down the center of each block I think it will be a lot stronger and I built a frame for clamping it together, I also placed two pieces of plywood with staggered spacers on the end during clamping, this gave it a spring action that kept pressure on the 12 thick glue joints as the glue dried and shrank.
The shelves that slide from each side were veneer covered with a two part finish, this gave them an easy to clean glass smooth surface.
I also used my panel bits to install panels this time rather than running wide boards the way my last one was built.
I hope they get a lot of use from this.
-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project