Butcher Block Sewing Treadle

 
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Jonathon Hicks Published on 08/09/2019, viewed by 667 , 0 Comments

This is a very easy, quick, and still beautiful piece that is relatively inexpensive.

What you will need

3 Untreated 12' 2x4 (Regular)

1 Untreated 8' 2x4 (Red Oak)

Electric Hand Planer

Sewing Treadle Base

Wood Glue

Circular, Mitre, or Table Saw

Clamps

Torch

How to do this project

1

Use the planer to flatten the narrow sides of all the boards for the table top.

2

Cut the boards into 6", 12", and 18" lengths.

3

Scorch the pieces of wood to the desired look (only the regular 2x4s, not the red).

4

Spread the wood glue on each surface that touches another board. Place the glued blocks together on a flat surface with the intended top of the table face down. (I used a piece of plywood for the flat surface but a piece of cardboard would have been much more efficient in the long run.)

5

Remove the block after the glue has adequately dried (over night probably) and sand away any glue that seeped through the cracks. Check for any gaps and fill them with a wood glue/sawdust mixture.

6

Sand the surface flat and even.

7

Use a torch on any scorch spots that the sander may have removed. Then, very lightly, sand it again.

8

Cut off the uneven end pieces. (A table saw would be ideal, but I made a guide with a 4x4 and used a circular saw.)

9

Apply the finish of your choosing. (I used Teak Oil.)

10

Attach the sewing treadle.

11

Add any kind of flare that you see fit. (I used a piece of ornamental moulding and eight brass corner guards.)

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