|Project by Budasac||posted 01-20-2014 02:35 PM||2069 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Since I’m new to LJ I’m uploading some pieces that I made for the house. I made this table a few years ago for our kitchen. The legs and chairs I purchased and just had to finish. The rest I made. Since I have a small basement shop I’m limited to what tools I can fit, so just a table saw, router table, and miter saw, and drill press for power tools. This was my first (and only) Butcher’s block that I ever made. It was planed completely by hand. It seemed like I was down there for days working on this slab. It’s made of Maple and the finished product is very stout and able to take all the abuse my kids throw at it. The top is attached to the frame using pocket screws. I built it counter top height to help keep my big dog’s nose away from my food. It also allows us to turn the table sideway and but it up against the kitchen counter forming an “L” to set up a buffet line when entertaining. I was going to finish the top like a cutting board but instead opted for a poly finish. It’s heavy and sturdy and has had lots of use already and I imagine it will probably outlast me.