Pews Project Butchers Block

Making the end grain top for the butchers block island was probabluy the most difficult part of the pews project because the maximum thickness of timber available was only 20mm which meant laminating and leveling an awful lot of pieces.

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The pic above shows all the pieces finally clamped up.

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After being taken out of clamps the top was sanded smooth, saturated in oil and fixed to the base. The base was made in the same way as the table, laminating the legs from thin pieces and joining with dowels using the Dowelmax jig. Castors were fitted to ease mobility.  The rustic appearance and complex pattern of the top make this a very unique piece which goes very well in the cottage kitchen location.  I anticipate it will give many years of service and the appearance will improve with age.

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