Portable Butcher Block

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Project by Ryan posted 279 days ago 1255 views 10 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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#1 posted 279 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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#2 posted 279 days ago

Congratulation very nice project!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 279 days ago

Beautiful work.

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#5 posted 279 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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#6 posted 279 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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#7 posted 279 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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#8 posted 279 days ago

Outstanding build!

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#9 posted 279 days ago

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

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#10 posted 278 days ago

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

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#11 posted 278 days ago

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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#12 posted 278 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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#13 posted 277 days ago

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

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#14 posted 277 days ago

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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