|Project by sonnyr||posted 02-09-2013 12:33 AM||1545 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
When you get my age it seems everything has a story. My dad retired in the 1980’s, and he went to different locations picking up shipping pallets to reuse the wood. He made us all kinds of things. After he passed away I got some of the wood he had left. When my mom said she needed a seving tray, I decided to use some of dad’s wood to build it for her 86th birthday. The bottom is pine (planed to 1/2”) that he glued up and the longest sides are what looks to be maple. The ends and handles are some walnut and purpleheart that I had left over from projects. I used an Incra positioner for the double dovetails. Since the bottom is free floating, I added triangle supports in the corners. The tray is 12”X16”X2”. The finish is from LJ Kelby’s method, sanded to 2000 grit. My wife does embroidery so she used a “Maxine” design for the cloth inlay.
Thanks for looking in.
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