|Project by KnickKnack||posted 02-06-2012 01:41 PM||1705 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
It popped into my head that you could make a tray by interlocking a bunch of strips of plywood, and, with suitable contouring on the edges, make it interesting.
This is the result.
The last picture shows the thing constructed (without bottom yet), before the sanding started. I found it quite hard for my head to deal with the “uneven” nature of how it was coming out – normally I like nice, clean, even, edges, but it quickly became obvious that that was never going to happen. So I settled for trying to make it look “even-ish”.
I thought it looked like the kind of tray Wilma might use to serve Fred his nighttime bevvy, hence the name.
The basic structure is interlocking 3mm plywood. The home-grown Jataboa dowels are basically cosmetic, although the holes at the corners are through-and-through – I used them to bolt the initial frame together. Once the frame itself was done to a decent level, I added the handles, interlocking again, and sanded those down. Once the insides were OK, I added a 6mm plywood base and dealt with sanding the outside.
The wife’s comment – “I like this one a lot” – the code is getting more difficult to interpret.
It’s 45cm x 30cm x just high enough.
3mm and 6mm plywood, with Jatoba dowels.
Oil followed by varnish finish.
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