My first serving tray

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Project by Arcola60 posted 12-21-2014 05:09 PM 683 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

It’s all about the family. This serving tray is made from the 200 year old pecan we harvested from my Dad’s tree.
The bottom is made up of pieces that were too small to easily place in an end grain cutting board. There were voids, knots, etc. I could not just throw them away. I thought about it and this is what I came up with. The shape of each piece designed its pattern. The sides are from Mahogany that my dad bought many years ago, so it also
Made its way into the design. The corner/miter spines are: Cherry, and Purple Heart. I finished it with a coat of mineral oil.
I glued each piece to a piece of 1/4” birch plywood. I cut it 3/16” proud of the Pecan, to fit into a 1/4” deep groove
In the Mahogany sides. It is very stable. It measures 12”X 20”X 2 3/4” tall.
It was given to my Dad’s oldest sister Rachel. Wow! She is such a nice person. She has been our most cherished,
Loving, caring family member. It was a surprise. She knew I was going to make her one, but she did not know when. Thanks to her for always being there for us.

Love always,
Ellery “Bud” Becnel

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 05:16 PM

beautiful tray. Its great when the wood used has some story and meaning behind it. I’m sure it will be cherished.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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