Butcher block for Josh

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Project by stevenb posted 03-03-2011 07:21 PM 2522 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughters friend Josh wanted a butchers block after seeing hers and this is what I came up with.
It’s 20” w x 24” l by 33” tall. Used reclaimed wood for the top (old school worktops, hard maple) old barn poplar and local cut and air dried walnut.
The panels are made of oak ply because I thought it would be a plan to give them a light paint wash to co-ordinate with the kitchen color.
The drawer opens to either end and the cabinet is also accessible from both sides. All critique and comments welcome and thank you much for looking.

-- stevenb

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#1 posted 03-03-2011 07:53 PM

Nicely done, Great color as well. Looks like a V drum sander in the backround as well. I’m sure he liked it very much.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-03-2011 08:20 PM

Looks great. Good idea making it accessible from both sides. The only critique I could think of was making the butcher block bigger so the hangs over the sides, so it is easier to clean stuff off it.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 12:32 AM

Very solid butcher block and I love the lower cabinet! It looks very functional! Thanks for sharing..

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 03-05-2011 11:04 PM

Cool! I like the idea of reclaimed wood.

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#5 posted 03-16-2011 03:49 PM

Nice piece of work! Please tell me how you made the top; is it end-grain or edge-grain? And did you ever paint the sides?

-- Jim in Tennessee

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 03:35 AM

Wow, That is Beautiful and Majestic, I really like Your imaginative, creative, functional, and super sturdy designs, they remind me of stuff my Dad made, looks like you could rebuild an engine on it, of course you would not do that, lols, just a great piece, nice choice of woods and wonderful construction, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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