|Project by scrappy||posted 12-22-2010 01:28 AM||1273 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
My sis in law wanted a pair of LARGE trays to go over her ottomans. They like to play games and do puzzles and these are just the ticket for her.
The “decks are both the same I just mounted the handles opposite for different uses.
The one has the 1/4 edge up (plain side) to do puzzles on. That way you can move it around without loosing the pieces. The other side (with inlay) is smooth to the edge so you can flip it over and play card games on it.
The other tray is just opposite. The design side is up for serving and the edge is down for games where you don’t want the handles in the way but won’t lose your game pieces off either.
Both are 24 X 36. 1/2 inch Baltic Birch Plywood with 3/4 Cherry Frames and handles. Cherry stain and Old Masters Tung Oil/Varnish for the finish.
Did a post about where to get handles for these. Thanks for all the responses. Decided that with these trays being 26 X 36 the only handles that would look good were too expensive, so decided to make my own. They are 12 inch long. Rabbited and pegged for strength.
The inlay is 1/4 wide Cherry that I thin stripped on the table saw to 1/16. Cut grooves with the router and inlayed.
Thank you for looking. Please leave all comments and suggestions. I am all ways trying to improve.
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