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Butcher Block

Updated on December 24, 2014

Butcher Block restore by novice!

I purchased this table at a yard sale for 15 bucks- i noticed it had some screws in the crossmember to bring back "sturdiness" which is a very bad idea for any table but particularly this one which had some great potential. I was only going to replace the crossmember but that also would have been half a$$ed so it's going to be a complete restore!

First Step: Disassemble

gonna start here because it's too cold in the garage right now and it's 3am.

Look at these screws!

Wow, really? not only was this a bad idea from the start, it was still wobbly when i got it...

Remove these big stupid screws! - Screws angled in to provide support= Bad craftsmanship

Not on this table!

Start Sanding

Going to some sanding- 80 grit, 120 grit, 220 grit, then finish off with some 320

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