Butcher Block Table

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Project by Roz posted 12-06-2018 04:46 AM 808 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Each year I hunt with a small group of friends and family. I had been thinking about butcher block construction, had not done one and had some Pecan boards that always seemed to be on top of any wood I wanted to use. So, I decided we needed a general purpose table that could be used to cut meat. This table is the result.

The table frame carries the butcher block top at about 36 inches high with the top on. It is simple in design and made of White Oak. I built it wide and deep to be strong and stable on the 6 inch casters. It resides in a barn and is used for all sorts of things so in needed to be rugged. I included a drawer to provide knive storage and use up extra hardware I had.

I had to make the top in two pieces because my planer will only handle stock 15 inches wide or less. So after planing the two glue ups smooth I joined the two pieces using a biscuit jointer. I used the biscuits to align the top surfaces. I added two pieces of White Oak to the ends with the inner piece 1/2 inch lower than the surface to provide a drain channel between the work and the worker. A little sanding and it was ready for Butcher Block Sealer.

I finished the frame with a Cabot Urethane finish and stain in one meant for floor finishing. Two coats covered it well. I brushed it on and then went over it with a sponge applicator to create a smooth finish when dry. It was a quick and fun project.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#1 posted 12-06-2018 12:09 PM

Now, put it to good use.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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