Beautiful scrap wood butcher block table

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Beautiful scrap wood butcher block table

I love this. Instructables user wholman has gathered together a bunch of scrap wood from “dumpsters, back alleys, vacant lots, abandoned buildings, recycling yards, and architectural salvage centers” and laminated it together using all-thread. Then he’s very carefully smoothed and polished only one side of the finished block, leaving the underside rough to show off the process. Beautiful.

6 thoughts on “Beautiful scrap wood butcher block table

  1. WorryWart says:

    about the lead content? Just curious…


  2. Volkemon says:

    Neat project!

    The unfinished underside is a nice touch.

    @WorryWart- the only lead danger might be from older flaking paint on the underside. Sould that be sealed up, I imagine the lead exposure danger minimal to nonexistent.

    Looking at the gloss, there might be a coat or two of sealant on the bottom. Screws/nails visible on the end cut is a neat touch also.

  3. Carpenters and Joinery says:

    That is a great idea. I love the fact he left the underside alone. There is something incredibly humbling about being able to see a soft of before and after with a piece!

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