Snack Tray with special design

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Project by ivan posted 875 days ago 2208 views 17 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Snack Tray was made to fulfill a special need. We have a sectional couch made up of individual units. The arms and sides are the same height as the back and so it is very hard to reach around them. I got tired of balancing drinks and snacks on my lap, so I built this tray to sit between the seats. It is supported by a thin “Fin” that slides between the sections and rests on the floor. It is remarkably stable and doesn’t move even when you bounce on the couch. The wood is Black Walnut burl bookmatched and Oregon Maple sides.

-- Ivan, Bay Area, California

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#1 posted 874 days ago


Now that is Unique! Great Design and looks very “Clean”. Nice piece of work.

PS: STOP Bouncing on the Couch!!! ...LOL..


-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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#2 posted 874 days ago


Nice build.
One of the great things about being a woodworker is the ability to customize a project to fit your needs.
This project is a good example of that.

-- Steve--

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#3 posted 874 days ago

Very nice!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#4 posted 874 days ago

excellent design and execution.
Well done.

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#5 posted 874 days ago

Great idea. Necessity is the mother of invention! I love the design and the darker tray part. I have got to make one of these for my couch! Keep up the good work.

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#6 posted 873 days ago

Nice design and choice of wood.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 871 days ago

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments!

-- Ivan, Bay Area, California

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#8 posted 811 days ago

WOW, market and mass produce. I’m sure it will sell. Nice.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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