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Project by kiefer posted 08-21-2016 04:59 PM 1662 views 4 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Brandy TrayI made for my wife and the design turned out just perfect for the purpose.
The design is totally new with the winged handles having three rectangular openings and the handles flowing into the ends of the tray curved maple fronts which also have the three rectangular openings with walnut sections bordering them to create a little visual effect . The tray ends are again solid maple and the legs are attached to them in a seven degree inward slope to compliment the slope of the tray fronts and ends .The bottom of the tray is thick (1/8”) walnut veneer on plywood and adds another contrasting dimension to the tray.
Finished with satin poly which suites this design perfectly .
Comments and questions always welcome !


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 05:07 PM

Beautiful job, was the Brandy bottle ful when you started the tray?

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"

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#2 posted 08-21-2016 05:14 PM

Nice design. I really like it.
And extremely well done.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 08-21-2016 05:46 PM

Très élégant!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 08-21-2016 06:26 PM

Defiantly a Top 3. I like this one more than the last as it has a bit more flare.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 08-21-2016 06:29 PM

The design and wood combo is simply perfection. I could not find anything I didn’t like.
Just a question here, are the openings in the handles big enough for all 4 fingers? Thanks Klaus.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 08-21-2016 06:32 PM


Pleasant curves and winged handles…

COOL wood combination…

Great project!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 08-21-2016 06:33 PM

WOW, that is a beautiful tray, Klaus!!
I could go for a brandy right now, too!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 08-21-2016 07:39 PM


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#9 posted 08-21-2016 07:51 PM

I went to high school with a girls named Brandy Tray and Candy Barr.
Yours is much better looking than they were in high school.

A really nice project, once again!
You appear to be in a tray making mode.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 08-21-2016 07:59 PM

Thanks all and I am glad you like and enjoy the tray.
yes but we had a little nip after.

Glad to see you like the tray design.

I was thinking French I guess

Yes a totally new and different look .

There are three openings in each wing but I usually pour two fingers .

You said it .

Come on over we are having a birthday party and you are welcome .

Thank you for taking a look .

Those are good once I haven’t heard before .
When I get a design in my head it usually lead to more then one project and I always seem to find someone to take them . LOL

-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 08-21-2016 08:27 PM

Beautiful job. It looks perfect the way you’ve photographed it too. You’ve been busy the last few days.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 08-21-2016 10:19 PM

Another beautiful designed tray. Equally as exquisite as the last one, so well balanced! Great work Klaus!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 08-22-2016 03:27 AM

You should really try to sleep! When do you rest? These trays are truly amazing as usual. I got Ma’s Coffee table finally completed, quick buffing tomorrow then pack it up for a road trip.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#14 posted 08-22-2016 03:30 AM


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#15 posted 08-22-2016 03:40 AM

Klaus that is truly beautiful. It has a very Asian look to it. It might be well suited for a tea ceremony tray. Was the Asian influence planned?

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