Maple and Purpleheart Butcher Block

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Project by Don posted 12-30-2013 10:10 PM 1976 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A lady contacted me and asked if I could make a butcher block from Maple and Purpleheart for her hubby as a Christmas gift. Two stipulations – it had to fit in a budget and it had to be 5” tall.

Hubby is 6’ 2” and their counter top is 36” so chopping on their cutting board is killing him.

This is what i came up with. 3” thick board on 2” legs, 12” x 14”. The price should have been outside her budget but I made sure I stayed within her range, what the heck, it’s Christmas!


-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#1 posted 12-31-2013 12:48 AM

Thats a Monster. That’ll last generations

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 12-31-2013 01:07 AM

WOW, what a beast. Beautiful board!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 04:57 AM

Shazam…pay it forward…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 07:33 AM

MASSIVE work, it looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 01-03-2014 05:04 PM

That’s one beefy butcher block. Like the legs and the attractive wood mix. Great job!

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#6 posted 02-13-2014 04:41 PM

Love it!

-- Frady in Denton,NC _Trying to bring what was to be firewood to life! Semper Fi!

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