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Christmass Trays for Sister in Law

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Project by scrappy posted 12-22-2010 01:28 AM 1273 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.
Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!





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DeputyDawg

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#1 posted 12-22-2010 01:33 AM

Great Job and what a thoughtful way of making a versitle item. Better watch out the order’s will overwhelm you and you won’t be able to watch the Bowl game.

-- DeputyDawg

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tdv

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#2 posted 12-22-2010 01:53 AM

Nice trays I can see them becoming the next chopping boards with a whole raft of fancy designs great gift idea
Best wishes for Christmas
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#3 posted 12-22-2010 01:56 AM

Great job on both of them …Merry Christmas , Scrappy : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 12-22-2010 02:40 AM

Very nice trays Scrappy. The birch and cherry really look nice together. Great gifts.

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Eric in central Florida

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#5 posted 12-22-2010 03:35 AM

Those are some real beauties Scrappy !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#6 posted 12-22-2010 06:24 AM

Those are great Scrappy. nice looking.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 12-22-2010 06:30 PM

great looking trays i like the inlay work

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#8 posted 12-22-2010 08:02 PM

Scrappy They are Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be in Phoenix next month. I would love to see you guys…..

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#9 posted 12-22-2010 11:41 PM

Scrappy those are SWeeet! Nice work! Awesome!

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#10 posted 12-22-2010 11:50 PM

Beautiful job. You know she’s going to be very happy !

-- -- Neil

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scrappy

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#11 posted 12-23-2010 01:12 AM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone.

Delivered today and she is very happy with them.

Merry Christmas to all.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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