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Project by Ryan posted 330 days ago 1319 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve planned a butcher block that can be moved around kitchen yet thick and heavy per my chef’s request.
Constructed with cherry and maple and installed 3” casters. Top is finished with bee wax mixture and all other area is polyurethane finished. Caster is overly heavy duty, so I can move it around with finger tips.
Top block is 4” x 22” x 30” and 31” high.
Drawer is walnut and bottom panel is ebony stained.





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MarkTheFiddler

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#1 posted 330 days ago

Awesome Job! Beautiful and practical style. Great finish. Expert craftsmanship. A+ all the way!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 330 days ago

Congratulation very nice project!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 330 days ago

Beautiful work.

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Ottacat

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#4 posted 330 days ago

Sweet!

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gsimon

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#5 posted 330 days ago

love the addition of the drawers and i like the non skid wheels
really nice job all around
i hope many great meals get started on this!

-- Greg Simon

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 330 days ago

Looks like an end table. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Todd

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#7 posted 329 days ago

Excellent job. I always wanted to build one of these. I’ve checked them out online and they are expensive to buy. Big savings in building your own for sure.

-- Todd, Ontario, CA

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 329 days ago

Outstanding build!

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BenR

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#9 posted 329 days ago

Nice! That would look great in my kitchen. I’m sure your chef will enjoy it.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 329 days ago

Very nice work, well done, it’s beautiful!

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Ryan

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#11 posted 329 days ago

Todd
I’ve seen the butcher blocks sold online, they are all very expensive. That is one of the reason to build it by myself. I realized why it’s expensive soon after starting the work. Simply it needs a lot of work… cutting, sanding,.. very time consuming… Fine finish on took me about a month… not a simple weekend project but well worth of working on it.

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 329 days ago

That’s one beautifully designed and made butcher block. Like the wood combo, the drawer and the casters. Excellent work!

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Kabashu

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#13 posted 328 days ago

HAVE to build one of these. What kinds of joinery did you use? Design, techniques, thanks.

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Ryan

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#14 posted 328 days ago

Kabashu
I used tenon and mortise joint because it’s easy to implement in this case and strong.
Thank you for looking…

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