For years I have wanted one of those old butcher block tables. You know, the ones that are typically square and have those sturdy beam-like legs. I see them all the time at antique shops and online at places like Facebook Marketplace and eBay. Thing is, is that most that I find are in really tough shape, and naturally so because they’re old or they just haven’t been well taken care of. I would like to have one in the Butler’s pantry for a little extra prep area and a little bit of just because.
On the rare occasion that I find a butcher block table that is in great shape, it’s a bazillion dollars and more that I would like to spend for a “just because” piece of furniture. Also, when I started measuring and getting down to the nitty gritty of planning, the typical size of such table is too big for the space. Clearly, this calls for a DIY project. Of course I could make one, I thought to myself. Why not? I’d build the exact size I wanted / needed, how hard could it be?? But, before I build the real deal, I would need to iron out the kinks.