This was a fun project. The client recently opened a cheese shop and needed cabinet storage with a large work surface area and some shelving for displaying his wares. I decided to make him a massive, end-grain maple butcher block top. The top is 36 inches wide by 21 inches deep, which should give him all the cheese-cutting room he needs. The cabinetry is black walnut. The drawer is solid soft maple with through-dovetailed joinery. When I designed this piece, I wanted simple and elegant. I had sort of a 'country French' look in mind. Not sure if I pulled that off or not, but I like the look of the piece. By the way, if you happen to go to the Dallas Farmer's Market, you owe it to yourself to check out the Cheese Peddler in Shed 3. His stuff is fantastic! I love really sharp fromage, and Bob has a Texas cheddar that curled my toes.
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