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Project by Andrew posted 154 days ago 854 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A coworker asked if I could make a table/workspace for his kitchen. I only had just begun making my other table, so I thought I would take it up to expand my skill set.

It’s made entirely of ash. I had some definite cracking in the top in four different places, but some additional glue and clamping helps seal that up. I’m hoping being in the kitchen will help expand the wood, and keep it from cracking anymore. My shop is extremely dry, especially this winter, so after gluing the butcher block together over a year ago, I don’t think it can dry out much more.

On that note I did leave about a half inch of play in the screw holes underneath, for when it does expand in summer (pic 2)

Top is finished with butcher block oil, the bottom will be stained a dark coffee color.

I tried putting some nice looking grain pieces on the ends (sides).

I also didn’t center the top on the base, so one side can fit stools at underneath. Overall the top is 41” x 24”

Any other commenters, questions, or criticisms are welcome.

Thanks for looking.

-- If you don't start building your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs. Mr. Mente, Shop Teacher, Milwaukee





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 154 days ago

Nice looking table, very clean.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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MrNorwood

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#2 posted 153 days ago

looks good

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#3 posted 147 days ago

Good looking and well made table! Like the attractive top and the clean lines. I’m sure it will serve well your friend. Great job!

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