I know hard maple is commonly used for butcher blocks, but, what about
I called a local sawmill looking for some hard maple, they were currently
suggested I could also use sycamore.
Has anyone done so?
Any comments or recommendations would be appreciated.
Also, what type of waterproof glue is recommended for this application?
I have some Titebond II, which is recommended for exterior applications,
but, I'm not sure about this project.
I agree, that hard (sugar maple)is the best choice for a butcher block.
It is much harder that the sycamore. Also, the best butcher blocks all
are end grain rather than flat grain. Another altermative would be
bamboo if you can find it, but it would be a whole lot cheaper to buy
it ready made, because plyboo is in the $8 or more per sq. ft range.
Some fancy kitchen ware stores carry the bamboo cutting boards, but I
don't know the pricing.
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