Butcher Block Table

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Project by Rich_LI posted 03-11-2020 01:45 PM 537 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my finished Butcher Block kitchen Island. I made this from lumber that I milled myself form Hurricane Sandy trees. Turning the legs was the real challenge, I made a design based on my kitchen table, stretching the length from 28” to 35”. I spent a lot of time learning to make a pommel, the transition from square to round, I watched many videos and practiced before I attempted on my nice square blanks that I had milled. I also made a prototype out of 2×4’s, this proved to be a good idea, because I modified the design to what you see here. This was a fun project, not to mention very heavy.

-- Rich LI, Life is short, buy more tools !

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#1 posted 03-11-2020 08:26 PM

I can see that being a hard and heavy table Rich. It looks real good, especially with the lathe work. Is that one of your bowls on it?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 03-11-2020 11:33 PM

Nice job Rich. You did the whole job from harvesting the lumber to the finished table. Very well done!

-- AJ

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#3 posted 03-12-2020 01:41 AM

Wow. Really nice work from milling your own lumber to finishing. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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