|Project by HorstPeter||posted 10-05-2010 10:21 PM||3085 views||22 times favorited||17 comments|
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!