Angled Butcher Block Island Top

This client wanted a pre-made 1-1/2" thick maple butcher block with a 4" thick frame to give it a more substantial look. To allow for expansion and contraction of the butcher block I framed the top so the 4" x 1-3/4" frame is independent of the top. With a spline that runs around the entire perimeter of the butcher block top and fits into the frame, there are no fasteners in the top itself. This allows for full contraction and expansion without concerns for cracking.

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