Maple and Purpleheart Butcher Block

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Project by Don posted 192 days ago 772 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 192 days ago

Thats a Monster. That’ll last generations

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 192 days ago

WOW, what a beast. Beautiful board!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#3 posted 192 days ago

Shazam…pay it forward…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 192 days ago

MASSIVE work, it looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 188 days ago

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

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#6 posted 147 days ago

Love it!

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

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