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Another serving tray - poplar and maple

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Project by BB1 posted 12-18-2016 03:00 PM 1295 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one will likely be for use in our RV so we can more easily transport items for outdoor meals. The sides and dark slats are heat tempered poplar and contrasting slats are maple. Finished with GF Exterior 450. Joined sides with blind dovetails. Spaced the slats to allow for wood movement. About 15×22 inches.





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david38

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#1 posted 12-18-2016 03:15 PM

nice

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#2 posted 12-18-2016 04:07 PM

Very nice contrast with what you did with that poplar. Great work!

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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#3 posted 12-18-2016 04:18 PM

Very classy tray, Barbara!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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BB1

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#4 posted 12-18-2016 04:24 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. That poplar is very pretty – to me, it almost takes on a look of walnut once the finish is applied. Since I hate staining (always seems to create issues!), is nice to use contrasting colors from the start and then just apply finish.

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#5 posted 12-18-2016 05:32 PM

Very nice tray. Hope you get to use it a lot.

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#6 posted 12-18-2016 07:21 PM

Well done, compliments.

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#7 posted 12-19-2016 12:01 AM

Beautiful tray, congrats on a job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 12-19-2016 03:45 AM

Very nice! Really like the contrast between the dark and light woods. I must ask, what is “heat tempered poplar”?

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#9 posted 12-19-2016 03:07 PM

This serving tray is very nice and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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BB1

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#10 posted 12-19-2016 11:09 PM

I didn’t have an answer to your question but did find this source (not where I purchased mine but assume the processing is similar). I have used this on a couple projects and like the chocolate looking color

http://www.thermotreatedwood.com/what.html


Very nice! Really like the contrast between the dark and light woods. I must ask, what is “heat tempered poplar”?

- cracknpop


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#11 posted 12-20-2016 03:06 AM

Thanks for the info. Again, nice job on the tray!


I didn t have an answer to your question but did find this source (not where I purchased mine but assume the processing is similar). I have used this on a couple projects and like the chocolate looking color

http://www.thermotreatedwood.com/what.html

Very nice! Really like the contrast between the dark and light woods. I must ask, what is “heat tempered poplar”?

- cracknpop

- BB1


-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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