Yet another butcher block table, now with hooks!

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Project by Miles posted 03-11-2021 10:54 PM 1033 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is mahogany and cherry with some maple, padouk and. walnut highlights. The client wanted some hooks for hanging utensils, so that’s what he got. I was pretty happy with how it turned out. I dominoed the top into the apron, which was alot of fun lining up but I figured it out eventually. Any advice on how to set that up more easily would be appreciated. I centered the dominoes into the top of the apron, that part was straight-forward, and then I made some lines where it would match into the flat part of the underside of the top, but offsetting the height off the bottom of the domino thing was crazy hard. That was the only thing I had to register it off of. Anyway, I bet there’s a Festool head that knows a better way and I’d love to hear it. “Its so easy!” you’ll say.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 03-12-2021 01:27 AM

Nice work. Me, those hooks would drag me to the floor and beat me to death. LOL

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#2 posted 03-12-2021 07:53 PM

good looking table — what is the top size ( L & W )

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#3 posted 03-12-2021 08:48 PM

I like the hooks. At first I thought they where for hanging the meat to age…LOL!

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#4 posted 03-12-2021 08:48 PM

The top is about 22”x 15”. And yeah those hooks stick out just enough that you might catch on them. I would’ve made the top overhang a little more but this was the size the client specified and I didn’t want to shrink the legs in any more because it would probably look weird.

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#5 posted 03-13-2021 04:08 PM

Wow! Fantastic work and the finish is ecstatic.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#6 posted 03-21-2021 04:47 AM

nice work pretty damn cool all the contrasting need too post more stuff,keep it coming!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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