What kind of support does a butcher block need?

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Forum topic by PamelaDO posted 04-10-2016 03:42 PM 527 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2016 03:42 PM

I purchased a 3” thick butcher block island. It’s 8’x3’ and was placed over cabinets with a cut out for the cook top by the previous owner. I have been searching in vain for some insight on which legs to use. I am going to have it in the middle of my kitchen as a free standing unit. Do I need to make a frame to place it on? Can I just use 4 legs (and when I say legs I was thinking 4” posts from my local Habitat for Humanity Restore). Would I need 6 legs? Or an apron? Any and all thoughts are welcome! Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 04-10-2016 03:50 PM

One important detail I didn’t mention – I’d also like to put it on casters (it is on a concrete basement floor). And it weights 300lbs.

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#2 posted 04-10-2016 07:33 PM

I’m pretty sure frame/aprons would be needed—the particular construction of the butcher block may add other considerations for attachment of the top. Since you’re planning to add casters, I’d strongly advise a lower shelf or stretcher system to stabilize the legs.

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