Butcher Block Progress

11.02.2013

I thought I would show y'all how the butcher block is coming along. I came home one day from running errands and Mr. Savvy was outside just sanding away on the butcher block.

I'm like no......wait a minute......stop! Wasn't sure he knew how I wanted it to look plus I hadn't taken any good before shots. Geesh, doesn't he know by now that if you live with a blogger you always ask if you are ready for them to work on a project?

Here is a before shot taken with my phone. This butcher block is off a ship and it was quite nasty and when Mr. Savvy was sanding it he said it smelled like fish. Eewwww, we don't want that.

What a difference a bunch of sanding makes. 

This is the belt sander he used.

This is a progress picture I was able to snap before he got any further along. You can see how many deep cut marks were in this. He kept grinding them down and now it is smooth as butta.

Thank goodness I got home before he sanded off the stamp and sticker. I told him I wanted those left on. He just rolled his eyes.

I can't wait to get some butcher block oil and see how the color comes out.

You can see how the legs have not been touched yet. We were just going to level the legs and add castors, but now we have another idea and I hope it works. If you follow me on facebook and instagram I gave a peek at what is going to be used.

Looking forward to seeing this finished.




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43 comments:

  1. Your butcher block has so much character! Anxious to see the finished project and placement.
    Mary Alice

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  2. Oh yes! Keep those labels on that baby! I cannot even imagine how heavy that thing must be...but so worth the effort. Love it!

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  3. This looks amazing and I love those turned legs too. They will be fabulous. Hugs, marty

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  4. So glad you got to Mr. Savvy before he removed the sticker and stamp... it is beautiful Kim. Little butcher block envy going on here...
    Hugs, Gee

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  5. WOW! That butcher block is awesome! I have looked at several but passed them up because they were too pricey. I will keep the faith in finding one and can't wait to see what how you finish this great find!

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  6. Oh, that's divine, Kim- looking GREAT - and what a wonderful thing to own!

    They're built to last to be sure! Well done, looking forward to more about this awesome block!

    Have a great weekend.



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  7. Looking good Kim...can't wait to see it finished!

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  8. If only they could read our minds sometimes! But, thankfully you have a willing helper - it means a lot doesn't it! This is an amazing butcher block - can't wait to see the finish!
    Have a great day,
    Kathy

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  9. Kim,
    Love the butcher block and cannot wait to see the finished project. I love it already.
    Kris

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  10. Ooooooo! Love it! Sounds like your hubby gives you the same response Scott gives me. HA HA HA! Gotta love the eyeroll! They just don't have our vision, but at least they are willing to help us bring it to fruition. :)

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  11. This is going to be a beautiful addition. Lucky you that Mr. Savvy likes to do projects. Eager to see it all finished.

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  12. What a terrific find! My Mother gave me a similar block, and I gave it to my son - hmmmm, wonder where that it is now. Supposed to be out West. Hopefully if he got rid of it, some smart person such as yourself has rescued it!

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  13. That's a great looking butcher block...always have liked them..
    Love, Mona

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  14. It's really a wonderful piece, Kim...looking forward to seeing it when you're finished, too!

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  15. How is exciting, it is going to look marvelous!

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  16. I get the eye roll all the time too! It is going to be beautiful and I DID get a peak at what you are using! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  17. Looks like it will be so cute! I can't wait to see the end result!

    Nicole

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  18. I'm sure all the elbow grease will make it shine!

    xo
    Poppy

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  19. Nice piece, sure hope the fish smell leaves:)

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  20. I love that butcher block!! It's looking good now that it's being cleaned up. I bet you can't wait to get it set up in your kitchen. Are you going to use it to cut on too?

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  21. It's a gorgeous piece, Kim. I've always eyed them in consignment stores, but none have come home with me.\
    Brenda

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  22. I laughed out loud about the "before" photo! LOL!
    I always forget to take them. So frustrating!
    Cannot wait to see where you put it!

    xo

    Andie

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  23. Haha. I have done the same thing. You have to take a before photo. I love butcher block, not so much a fish smell. I can't wait to see where you put it.

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  24. Looks incredible!! can't wait to see the tour.

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  25. Great piece! I look forward to seeing it in your kitchen

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  26. It is looking wonderful Kim! We didn't make it to that shop yet. Hopefully we will sometime soon.

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  27. Very very cool Kim. I know that it will be perfect when you and hubby are done with it!
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy an extra hour of sleep tomorrow.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  28. That was funny! Our husbands just want to get out of those project as soon as they can :) It's looking great! Can't wait to see how you're going to use it.

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  29. It looks great...looking forward to seeing what Mr. Savvy does next!

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  30. Your butcher block is going to add so much character to your kitchen. It's a gorgeous piece, but it must weigh a ton. Make sure you have lots of muscle around when it's time to move it!

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  31. Mr. Savvy does great work and you are going to love your butcher block! I've been off the internet most of the weekend so I missed what you've been adding to it.

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  32. Kim, I love the butcher block and Mr Savvy did a great job!
    xx,
    Sherry

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  33. What a cool find I can't wait to see it finished.

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  34. Can't wait to see it finished. Happy you were able to save the stamps. xo Laura

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  35. Kim did you get this at the CL fair? I saw several there. I would absolutely love one in my kitchen but there's no room! Love all your neat ideas. Thank you for sharing with us.

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    1. No, this is what I bought at the salvage place in Otto, NC.

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  36. It looks amazing and will be a nice and charming addition to your kitchen.

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  37. Thank goodness you got to it before he sanded off the stamp and sticker. My hubby would roll his eyes at me too for something like that. :) It's going to look great!

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  38. Nothing sends me into panic these days like the sound of a power tool from the garage after I put something I want to work on out there. Both of us are making progress, me on taking photos faster, and Brawn on asking before he starts "helping".

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  39. Fabulous piece! And the stamps are crucial to it's charm! Glad you were able to save them from the sander! Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

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  40. Holy cow that's gorgeous!!!! Your husband did a wonderful job!

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