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Project by Ryan posted 10-03-2013 10:08 PM 2255 views 14 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 10-03-2013 10:22 PM

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 10-03-2013 10:28 PM

Congratulation very nice project!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 10-03-2013 10:34 PM

Beautiful work.

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#4 posted 10-03-2013 11:11 PM

Sweet!

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gsimon

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#5 posted 10-03-2013 11:29 PM

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 10-03-2013 11:56 PM

Looks like an end table. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Todd

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#7 posted 10-04-2013 12:52 AM

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 10-04-2013 01:14 AM

Outstanding build!

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BenR

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#9 posted 10-04-2013 05:08 AM

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

-- Ben in Va

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 10-04-2013 01:02 PM

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

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Ryan

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#11 posted 10-04-2013 05:33 PM

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 10-04-2013 07:49 PM

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 10-05-2013 03:02 PM

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 10-05-2013 03:09 PM

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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