Snack Tray with special design

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Project by ivan posted 12-01-2011 06:58 AM 3470 views 19 times favorited 10 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 12-01-2011 10:26 AM


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

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


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#2 posted 12-01-2011 01:44 PM


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 12-01-2011 01:59 PM

Very nice!

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

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#4 posted 12-01-2011 03:23 PM

excellent design and execution.
Well done.

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 05:13 AM

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 12-02-2011 11:47 PM

Nice design and choice of wood.

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

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#7 posted 12-04-2011 03:52 PM

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments!

-- Ivan, Bay Area, California

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#8 posted 02-02-2012 08:29 PM

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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#9 posted 07-27-2014 03:12 PM

What a great design!

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#10 posted 07-27-2014 04:56 PM

Do you sell these? If so how much? I tried messaging you but I don’t have enough points. Can’t find anything nearly as nice. Thanks in advance .

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