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Project by HorstPeter posted 1426 days ago 2725 views 21 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not sure if this can be called serving tray, or if there is a more fitting name for it, since it’s more of a riser plate thingy whatnot.
Started this after I had completed the Coffeetime! tray I posted a few days ago and finished glueing it yesterday. Once again I tried to do a few different things this time around.

I wanted the design to be something that could be placed on a table as centerpiece and not look out of place like a serving tray with handles would. Then I decided to not just do some marquetry on the panel, but also decorate the frame with some inlays and a punched texture. The frame is european walnut all from the same small board which I cut so that the corner posts feature the darker parts on their outside, while the lighter was used for the rails and the sides of the corners they connect to.
The veneer on the panel is walnut. That for the inlay came out of my assortment box and I don’t really know what species those are.
Glued and veneered with hide glue as usual. Finish so far is only walnut oil. I might go and put on some shellac, but I’m still undecided on that.

It was rather hard to get some decent pictures of this one. Guess the downside to the beautiful sheen and shimmer of handplaned wood is that it’s very hard to capture in pictures and downright impossible to really do it justice.

Hope you like it and once again thanks for looking!





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rowdy

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#1 posted 1426 days ago

Very pretty. Nice craftsmanship!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1426 days ago

Those legs are things of beauty all by themselves!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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majeagle1

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#3 posted 1426 days ago

Very, very nicely done! I love the complete design, wood combination and especially the details to the legs.
The pics you show of the “exploded” view are very much appreciated, giving us a true vision of your construction process/details.

Thanks for sharing…....

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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PapaK

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#4 posted 1426 days ago

I love the inlay and the legs.

-- PapaK Salem OR, g.karakey@comcast.net

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DaddyZ

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#5 posted 1426 days ago

Nice, Very Cool !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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newbiewoodworker

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#6 posted 1426 days ago

I want to do something like this. Can I ask how you did it…? Its beautiful…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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Justin

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#7 posted 1426 days ago

Wow that’s very cool, I didn’t even noticed the inlay on the tray at first glance, i was to busy looking at the corners with amaze :D I love the punched texture on them. I’ve tried the punch texture before but it didn’t work out as good as yours. Really nice job on the tray, keep it up :D

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1426 days ago

Wow very cool tray great look

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dark_Lightning

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#9 posted 1426 days ago

Interesting treatment of the legs/feet- kind of an Oriental flavor. Nice.

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Skylark53

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#10 posted 1426 days ago

Really nice work. No doubt it’ll be put to good use.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Kerry

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#11 posted 1426 days ago

That’s a very classy tray. I’m sure anyone would be proud to show it on their table. Very, very, nice.

May I ask you how you did the dimpling?

Kerry

-- Alberta, Canada

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 1426 days ago

Great looking tray, Love the joints!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 1426 days ago

That is a very unusual design and you did a good job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jonathan

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#14 posted 1425 days ago

What a fantastic tray, or whatever you end up calling it.

Really nice attention to detail, including the marquetry pattern following the shape of the tray itself.

I think the punching definitely added a nice texture to the legs, grabbing the eye’s attention for that extra moment.

Truly something different that I’m sure will inspire offshoots in the future.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Jiri Parkman

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#15 posted 1425 days ago

Top job!

-- Jiri

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