|Project by USCJeff||posted 04-11-2008 06:10 AM||1525 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I got the idea of the design from Bob here at LJ’s. While I can’t match the awesome wood he used, the White Oak on Walnut was pleasing.
~Started by joining the White Oak tray using glue and biscuits to join the two boards. Planed and sanded to make flat. Rounded over edges with a couple round over bits.
~Cut the rectangular Walnut pieces to rough size. I cut the contour on one handle and then used it to duplicate a second. I routed round overs on sides that are on top or will be touched such as the bottom of the handles.
~Pic 2 shows the joinery detail. The runner and long piece were glued to the oak. However, since a tray can see some weight on it, I chose to use a screw through all three strips at each corner. I cut plugs from scrap to hide the screws. The grain matched nearly perfect which makes the plugs much less visible.
~Applied several coats of wipe-on satin poly and sprayed poly as a final coat.
~Biscuits and a plug cutter saved a lot of time.
-- Jeff, South Carolina