|Project by Quietflyer||posted 03-31-2012 04:57 PM||2005 views||18 times favorited||8 comments|
These are two serving trays that I built from a design on the Wood Workers Guild of America website.
They’re made of walnut, cherry, and maple. While I was building I preferred the tray that is predominantly maple, but after finishing I think I prefer the one that is predominantly walnut.
I finished them both with mineral oil (I bought the cheap stuff from the pharmacy, which is just as food-safe as any cutting board oil). It was my first time oiling a project like this, and I really liked the simplicity of the process, as well as the richness and low lustre of the finish. I think I’ll have to use it on future projects too!
The other thing I learned on this project is that sanding end grain on hardwood takes FOREVER!!
Still, I’m very happy with the result. They were both intended as gifts, but I might just have to keep one!