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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 03:14 AM

First, what is a hob?
From your description, it sounds about as much work to modify the table as to make the unit from scratch. Have you looked into the availability of a butcher block on legs?
A framed or frameless cabinet for the island is not difficult to do with simple hand tools. Then you can get the size you want. If you have a saw, drill, plane, and misc. stuff like screw drivers, you could be all set. Don’t short the potential of “a few tools”. I think you would enjoy the challenge and would likely do better than you envision at the start.
This site is supremely inspirational and everyone is anxious to help, so get started and ask when a problem comes up. Start a blog for it so all the info is in one place.
I’d go for scratch build rather than mess with the table. Make the butcher block yourself!

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL One should always prefer the probable impossible to the improbable possible.

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