Silverware Tray

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Project by juniorjock posted 09-27-2008 03:44 AM 4954 views 33 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This silverware tray (#2) was one of the wedding gifts for my daughter. The reason it’s ”#2” is because when I made the first one, I measured “my” silverware before making the projects. Just so happens that the knives in her new set of silverware (another gift from me) were too long to fit in tray #1. I had them here, just didn’t measure them. Anyway, she gets a nice tray and we have a new one too. Our knives fit perfect. It’s all cherry with a mineral oil finish.

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#1 posted 09-27-2008 04:23 AM

drop dead gorgeous! now I have to hide this photo, or my wife will want to change to cherry instead of maple for our kitchen reno next year.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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Douglas Krueger

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#2 posted 09-27-2008 04:24 AM

a well designed and useful build.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#3 posted 09-27-2008 05:25 AM

Beautiful as well as functional. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 09-27-2008 01:38 PM

excellent!! Nice unit and bonus that you got your own as well :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 09-27-2008 02:07 PM

Thanks everyone. It’s far from perfect but it does do it’s job. My table saw had gone slightly out of adjustment and I didn’t realize it until I did the dry-fit. I learn something with every project.

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#6 posted 09-27-2008 03:55 PM

great job, that just made my “to do list”

Is there something between the knife cuts or is that the unfinished wood that is making the contrast in color?

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#7 posted 09-27-2008 06:14 PM

I really need to do this as well and get that cheap piece of plastic out of the drawer ! Thanks for the incentive : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 09-27-2008 10:08 PM

Thanks again…..

Jeff – The section with the knife cuts is a very interesting piece of wood. It had grain going in every direction. Some places were darker than others and the mineral oil brought that out even more. It’s actually two pieces of cherry because one piece of 3/4” wasn’t deep enough to cover the blades.

Dusty – It’s funny you said that about the plastic. My mother-in-law (bless her heart) asked my wife “Doesn’t he know you can buy those made out of plastic”. I think my daughter was very pleased to have wood instead of plastic.

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#9 posted 03-22-2009 04:13 AM

Nice tray.I think I should add it to my favorites.

-- china

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Bob Kollman

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#10 posted 05-14-2010 04:28 PM

My issue of wood magazine (july) has this project. Very nice gift for your daughter and yourself!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 04:13 AM

I like it, Nice job

-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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#12 posted 01-14-2011 04:15 AM

Thanks guys. I wish I had seen that mag. you’re talking about, would have saved me a lot of trouble.
- SY

- aka SY

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#13 posted 10-06-2011 02:06 AM

Wow. I’m not sure how I missed this before. This is really nice.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#14 posted 01-10-2013 09:28 PM

This looks great.

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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