From Trash to Treasure: A Power-Tool Butcher Block

From Trash to Treasure: A Power-Tool Butcher Block

Landis Carey
Apr 15, 2011

Good morning, DIY inspiration! Left out for bulk trash, the piece was too heavy to carry home for its new life. So, with the help of a friend and her fiancée, Tricia transformed this rusty, soon to be forgotten piece into a sweet butcher block for only $25.

After removing the tabletop, motor and wiring, Tricia gave the base a thorough cleaning with warm water and soap, careful not to strip any of the original paint. Next she installed the butcher block, bought from her local hardware store, by attaching it to the existing screw plates with new heavy-duty screws. The butcher clock is cut from 1 1/4" thick board.

Even though not all of us are going to stroll out of our dwellings today to happen upon rusty machinery, Tricia's project reminds us that "it's the most unexpected items that are the easiest to overhaul and that have the most interesting results."

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