Want to reconfigure an old butcher block
My husband's grandfather's old butcher block has been lurking around the house for many years with never a real home or purpose in life... well it's time may have finally come. As part of a kitchen remodel, we want to reconfigure it and use it as a work surface on top of an island.
It's one of those incredibly heavy maple blocks on legs. The top is 30 inches wide, 21 inches deep, and the useable depth is 10 inches - the top surface is softly curved and of varying thickness after being used by 3 generations of meat men.
We'd like to have it split and joined to make a single piece about 21 x 60 x 5 inches thick. We've also talked about having the undulating top sliced off and mounted over the mantlepiece.
This project is beyond our ability for a variety of reasons.
Any suggestions as to what kind of business or craftsperson I am looking for to do this work? I've been googling away, but seem to be finding only fine furniture makers or custom kitchen remodelers.
I am located in the MetroWest Boston area. Thanks!