Butcher Block Prep Table

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Project by Jimi_C posted 10-31-2010 10:41 PM 3197 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally, after 7+ months, a house move, wife graduating from nursing school – and this table is finally done. It’s been a learning experience for sure. I’m proud to say this table is made from mostly hand-cut joinery, with a little machine assistance. The top was flattened after glue up with hand planes and scrapers, followed by sanding through the grits to 220. The build process was documented here.

Frankly, I’d be happy to try and sell it, but the wife says since it’s my first I have to keep it… guess I’ll sell the next one :) Overall, I’m happy for the first thing I’ve designed and built completely from scratch. Thanks for looking.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 03:02 AM

Wow Jimi, I can see why your wife wants to keep it. That’s a very nice, and Useful addition to the kitchen. And it sure looks better than my first project. Congratulations! It looks like a project to be very proud of.


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#2 posted 11-01-2010 03:02 AM

Looks great. Really like the top.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 03:05 AM

Nice work area. Portable to move wherever needed most. Someone in your kitchen will really be happy.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#4 posted 11-01-2010 03:06 AM

A lot of love and handwork. Great job.

-- - DQ in Phoenix -

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