|Project by ChesapeakeBob||posted 2084 days ago||1901 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
Well, my previous project here was the “Jay Tray.” I have been busy in Santa’s Workshop working on a few other projects, but I wanted to post these now that they are both ready. The Andy Tray is made from scrap birch ply and finished with wipe-on poly. The ledge is cut specifically for his tools as shown in the photos. We have been working together on a kitchen remodeling job that had maple cabinets with colonial black hardware. To simulate this effect, I spray painted the heads of the screws that I used on this tote.
Since I built the Jay Tray, Santa came early to my workshop and delivered a surface planer. The Dave Tray is once again done in leftover oak from a house remodeling job 3 years ago. But what separates this tray is I planed the oak down to 5/8”. This made the finished tote significantly lighter than the original Jay Tray. The plugs conceal the counterbored screws and I used teak for the plugs for a contrast with the oak. It is finsihed simply with lemon oil.
Both designs use the golden rectangle of design.
I could not pass-up the opportunity to use the backdrop of the Christmas Tree and the Lionel train in the background.
More projects coming in the next 7 days!
-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland