Honduran & pink mahogany serving tray

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Project by cajuncypress posted 09-30-2011 01:28 PM 1821 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to make something with this pink mahogany since a friend gave it to me better than 8 years ago. My wife suggested that I make a serving tray for her mom because she still loves to serve coffee to company using an old plastic tray that she has been having forever.

The sides are made with honduran mahogany and the bottom is made of a raised panel of pink mahogany. The miters have walnut splines. The finish is gloss lacquer.

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#1 posted 09-30-2011 01:46 PM

It’s very nice. How did the idea of using a raised panel, faced down come to you? I would have never thought of doing that. And, as an aside, I’m guessing you are either married to a very organized, visually oriented wife and have more than one child, and/or your wife is a teacher. The background bulletin board with all the cards are my clue.

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#2 posted 09-30-2011 02:02 PM

Actually, I saw this technique a few years ago on Tommy MacDonald’s podcast or website (can’t remember which for sure). He did a tool chest/box ot of cherry and the drawers had solid pine bottoms. The difference was that he made his raised panels on the tablesaw instead of the router. I like the fact that the technique allows the full thickness of the material.

-- A.K.A. The Wood Ninja (Silent but Dusty)

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#3 posted 09-30-2011 03:30 PM

Very nice indeed…the raised panel and the miter joints are perfect : )

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