|Project by EarlS||posted 12-02-2014 10:23 PM||1057 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
My daughter loves tea and the tea ceremony. For her birthday, I promised that I would make her a tea tray to use with a Japanese tea set she was given for her birthday. That was in July. Well, I finally finished the tray, just in time for Christmas.
Since Greene and Greene encompasses Asian elements I wanted to incorporate the some of the G&G elements in the tray, including the waterfall handles, square plugs, and accentuated box joints. The ends were designed using a version of the cloud lift.
I chose walnut to provide a deep, rich color and elegant pattern. The plugs and accents are maple. The handle posts and plugs are cut through the end pieces so they show through on both the inside and outside.
I finished it off with 400 grit paper and a couple of coats of polyurethane, wet sanding with 600 grit between coats. Finished dimensions 12”X18”.
-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"