Serving Tray

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Project by 4thumbs posted 02-28-2011 04:30 PM 2131 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to degoose ( for the rather novel design of this serving tray. The clean lines and simplicity of having arched handles supporting the bottom and serving as feet appealed to me, and it turned out to be an easy build once I got the angles figured out and jigs constructed. Handles and sides are walnut; bottom is flame boxwood re-sawed to 5/16” and book matched. Finished with 3 coats of poly. Thanks for looking, and hope it provides an idea for showcasing a special piece of lumber in something useful.

-- 4thumbs in MO

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#1 posted 02-28-2011 04:44 PM

wow – very awesome serving tray!! probably the coolest design i’ve seen so far on here!! The handle is great!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 02-28-2011 04:45 PM

Nice looking tray you have there, Thumbs. Pretty combination of wood and good craftsmanship. I like it!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#3 posted 02-28-2011 05:17 PM

Great job, Larry will be proud when he see this. What a nice looking tray, well done.

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

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#4 posted 02-28-2011 05:35 PM

Nice work and a unique design. Functional and beautiful to boot!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 12:28 AM

What a great design. wonderful job

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#6 posted 03-01-2011 02:48 AM

Interesting design. Kind of reminds me of a bridge. Very nice.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#7 posted 03-03-2011 05:11 AM

I’m a fan of that design! It’s gorgeous.

-- --bch

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#8 posted 03-04-2011 06:19 PM

Very cool! How did you bend the arches?

-- Measure once, cut twice.

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#9 posted 03-04-2011 08:01 PM

You have served up a winner here ! Simple and elegant all in one piece.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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