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#1 posted 03-19-2008 04:16 AM

First let me say welcome to LJ,
This is my .02 here so others may say different. Not to long ago I priced a job with a 6” think Butcher block end grain top. The price I got for the top was $2000.00 for a 72”x30” top. So then I started thinking what it would take to make the top my self and make some of the 2k for my self to sell it to the customer. Well I figured how many blocks would be in the top (2×2 squares) and figured how much wood I would need. And let me tell you. For what I was getting the wood for and what they were selling it for I was not going to make anything. I had about 1800.00 in just material for that top.

If you ask me this would be the best way to make one. Go the the Look for episode 7 in his videos and just do the same steps but on a bigger scale.

Remember Oak has a tendinitises to turn black when it gets wet. So if your Butcher block top oil wears off and you get it wet you may see it turn on you.

Here is a website with different tops made with different woods

Good Luck

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