|Project by Margerydb1||posted 02-17-2012 01:48 PM||2000 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
This was a custom order, The customer calls it a butler tray and wanted it to be 20×30x34 high. This is a very versital item. Can be used as a writing desk, a mimi bar, a table, etc. It can be moved and stored easy as the legs fold close like a tv tray. I put a small lip along the front edge to keep items from rolling off. I glued up 3 boards together (matching the grain pattern so you wouldn’t know they were 3 different pieces of wood). The customer didn’t want a rod across the center of the legs so I replaced it with a solid piece of wood along the bottom and two bolts centered from the top, so the legs would open and close. I sanded it to 400 grit and then finished with danish oil. To make this I used a tablesaw, jig saw, router, and a sander, It was a fun project and I am now working on making it in different sizes out of different wood types. I can see this as a longer piece for parties where it could back up against a wall or kitchen island with matching stools. This is a heavy piece. I think it would make an amazing item to anyones home. I also want to play with some simple inlays for a different look. Please let me know what you think.