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JULY/ AUG 2001
Volume 44 /  Issue 4

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Butcher Block/ Microwave Oven Table
Gourmet Bird Feeder
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The Butcher Block /
Microwave Oven Table

Here's the perfect opportunity for you to exercise your design creativity!

Just a generation or so ago, butcher blocks were as common in kitchens as ice boxes and wood- fired stoves. But, in the 40's, 50's and 60's, modern kitchens started to get smaller. Out of necessity, these big, bulky blocks were replaced by space-saving, countertop cutting boards. And although today's newer homes seem to be getting larger and larger (many have kitchens with enough space to park the family sport utility vehicle), there are still a lot of folks living in older homes with limited space. If this describes your kitchen, this special Table is for you.

The simple design of this Table returns the classic butcher block to the kitchen...and gives today's most common, high-tech appliance -- the microwave oven -- a convenient, out-of-the-way place of its own. Or, if you prefer, you can build your table with our "storage option" which includes a slide-out drawer and "cubbyholes" for cookbooks, dishes, small appliances, etc.

Add casters to create a convenient, portable cutting surface, extra counter space or even a roll-around patio barbecue cart. Double or triple the size of the top and add an extra set of center support legs to turn it into a garden cart or even an extra workbench for the shop. The modifications and applications are limited only by your imagination.

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