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Butchers block/island bench made from hardwood pallets

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Butchers block/island bench made from hardwood pallets

This is my latest creation, again created with spotted gum. I have left this one a little more rustic, leaving some bumps and inconsistencies. Once we update the 80's pine kitchen lol, it should stand out more. I have again, like my table, used linseed oil and cabinet makers wax to finish. 

 

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Dean Macaw
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Re: Butchers block/island bench made from hardwood pallets

Very nice indeed, well done.
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Re: Butchers block/island bench made from hardwood pallets

It’s a lovely looking piece, beautifully finished piece of carpentry. I guess you’re going to use a chopping board on it? Just a mention, because technically those finishes are not food safe ? Cheers Deb :smile:

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Re: Butchers block/island bench made from hardwood pallets

Maybe add a vice for a workbench?
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Junior Contributor

Re: Butchers block/island bench made from hardwood pallets

Yeh it was only meant to be a bench. Even when we had a real chopping block, we still used a cutting board. Lol. 

Dean Macaw
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Re: Butchers block/island bench made from hardwood pallets

Could actually double for a work bench. 

Dean Macaw
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Re: Butchers block/island bench made from hardwood pallets

Thanks for joining in the discussion @Bigbloke. Looking forward to reading about your own home improvement projects and plans. Feel free to post anytime you need assistance or have something to share. We have clever and creative members sharing fantastic advice and project inspiration every day here on Workshop. 

 

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Re: Butchers block/island bench made from hardwood pallets

Do you have any plans for this project and where or how do you get the pallets like that looks good .

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Re: Butchers block/island bench made from hardwood pallets

Hi Dean, did you train in carpentry or are you naturally creative at this beautiful work.  Looove your table & drawers.

 

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Re: Butchers block/island bench made from hardwood pallets

Hi @22Jill,

 

Many thanks for joining in the discussion. I note that @dean recently said he has only just started woodworking in the last couple of months. I'm sure he appreciates your kind feedback about his fantastic work. Are you planning on making something similar? Our clever and creative members would certainly be happy to assist.

 

Welcome to Workshop. We trust you'll get loads of helpful advice and project inspiration from the community. Please post anytime you need a hand or have something to share. And please let me know if you ever need assistance getting the most from the site. 

 

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