Bookmatch Ambrosia maple and dovetail Walnut Serving tray

  • Advertise with us
Project by Oni posted 12-17-2018 03:49 PM 1441 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve seen bookmatched ambrosia maple before and had to try it, beautiful grain if you ask me. I filled the holes with black tinted epoxy and any defects in the walnut too. Dovetails were a bit loose so I filled with walnut dust and glue after the initial glue up. Sanded to 320 and finished with 2 coats of Emmets Good Stuff. 18”x14”

9 comments so far

View Andre's profile


2372 posts in 2046 days

#1 posted 12-17-2018 04:24 PM

Nice, My first set is usually less than perfect so I always leave the boards 2 or 3 mistake long! No better learning tool than cutting off 5 or 6 tails and chopping out a new set!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

View DeLayne Peck's profile

DeLayne Peck

608 posts in 2442 days

#2 posted 12-17-2018 06:43 PM

That’s gorgeous! Take a bow!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

View mel52's profile


641 posts in 505 days

#3 posted 12-18-2018 02:04 AM

Sharp looking and I love the grain on the bottom. Excellent job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

View SleepingFox's profile


20 posts in 171 days

#4 posted 12-18-2018 03:05 AM

Looks great!

View therealSteveN's profile


1907 posts in 814 days

#5 posted 12-18-2018 07:19 AM

Very nice work, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

View recycle1943's profile


2643 posts in 1862 days

#6 posted 12-18-2018 01:56 PM

beautiful, somebody is going to be a proud server -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

View splintergroup's profile


2515 posts in 1463 days

#7 posted 12-18-2018 03:20 PM

Beautiful wood combination, simple and elegant.

View mdzehr's profile


265 posts in 608 days

#8 posted 12-19-2018 11:55 PM

Beautiful! Great job!

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

View dannmarks's profile


775 posts in 822 days

#9 posted 12-21-2018 07:00 AM

I love serving trays and this one is really lovely indeed.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics