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  1. Design & Plans
    Hi All, I'm planning to build a round 'butcher block' style dining room table. It will be 5 feet in diameter, and just to make life interesting I plan to join the staves radially instead of the standard parallel assembly you see on counter-tops. I've attached a sketch of the assembly. The...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi Everybody! We commissioned a custom island (well, more of a peninsula) for our kitchen. I'm happy with the results save a couple design decisions. All the drawer fronts were made of solid wood. However, the door was made of plywood, with a strip of solid wood at the top. After staining, the...
  3. Design & Plans
    Hello all, This is my first post so bear with me. I am wanting to make a countertop for my kitchen, I have fairly good woodworking skills and access to just about any tool I can think of (read:Good friend owns woodworking shop) Said friend knows nothing about countertops though. I was...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all, My son purchased an 1850s French butcher block table and it needs some work. I am an accomplished builder and furniture maker with almost all tools need (including power and hand). However, I have never tackled the dismantling and reconstruction of one of the ole guys. It weighs over...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, I am new to this site and have a question about refinishing a butchers block I found in an old garage. It has some decent character which I would like to keep but want to smooth it out a bit and definitely clean it up. I have been reading on other sites about what to use to make it...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    The customer I'm working for now has about 50lf of Butcher Block counter top she would like refinished (she saw the picture of my new top;)) Hers is made from 1.5" thick maple and some of the glue joints let go here and there. Nothing major, worst one is about 1/16" and about 2' long. I would...
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