Make a Butcher Block Tabletop
Ask some woodworkers, they will tell you, the best way to make a butcher block tabletop is to use Maple, Red Oak, or even Cherry wood.
Here’s what I know about working with wood… Sometimes the best wood for the project is what you have right there where you are. Top choice of lumber is not always readily available. You use what you have to do the best you can, and don’t sweat about the small stuff… Because some days it’s all small stuff, and this hand-made Pinewood butcher block tabletop will still be around long after all the rest of us are long gone.
Butcher Block tabletops are nothing more than many small blocks of wood cut to the same width and depth, then laminated, or glued back together to make one large table slab. Butcher Block tabletops, or “Glue-ups”, can be made just about any size.
Learn How-to Make a Butcher Block Table Top in this short series of videos.
First watch Butcher Block – Sneak Peek
Now that you know the size 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ blocks we are starting with (note: you can use any size blocks, consistency is the key to gluing-up a clean and solid tabletop)…enjoy these videos, you’ll see what I mean.
How-To Make a Butcher Block Table Top
Okay so now that you have a nice thick Butcher Block Table Top you’ll need a solid metal table base. Click this link now and learn everything about tables.
Next, it’s time to make the cut. All your saw blades at the tip of your fingers, click it and see for yourself!
Making the Cut – brought to you by Sawblade.com!
Making Making the Cut (Behind the Scenes)
Butcher Block Build Day 2 (BTS)
Butcher Block Table Top – Epoxy Filler
Butcher Block Table Top – Final Finish