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Base and a Tray

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Project by bandit571 posted 03-07-2013 04:53 PM 713 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a couple trays. One was for the top of the stove when the stove was not in use. The other was just sitting around, un-used. Got a few scraps together, a few “Bridal Joints” cut, an angled half-lap joint cut and pared down to fit. Five screws to hold the base to the tray’s bottom. The handles make it so one could walk around with a Breakfast/Lunch on board. Now one can sit up in bed, eat a meal, or have a place for the remote, and a book. Base was made from Oak scarp wood.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use





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gfadvm

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#1 posted 03-08-2013 02:13 AM

I thought that was a grandchild seat! Multipurpose I guess :) And you never used the word “cheap”. Good job on the joinery, even if it doesn’t show.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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bandit571

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#2 posted 03-08-2013 02:21 AM

Grand kids used it tonight! They got out a “drawing/ painting set” and just sat on the floor for a few hours. Like an Entertainment Center for kids. One can also park a lap top PC on it, and work in an easy chair.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 03-08-2013 05:07 AM

OH, those are “Bridal Joints”!!!
I thought that bridal joints where what women smoked to get through wedding ceremonies!!!

A fine looking family treasure, surely to be used with pleasure!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Natalie

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#4 posted 03-08-2013 05:12 AM

I’m collecting idea and projects for the grandkids, thanks for this one.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#5 posted 03-08-2013 05:02 PM

I stand corrected. They are called Bridle joints. When the only saws I have to cut these joints are

Kind of on the large size. As long as the joints stay together, I’ll be happy. Some may call this a “Butler’s Tray”, as well. Just a way to use a tray that was just sitting around. One can even sit in their easy chair/recliner and surf on their lap top. Just park the laptop on the tray.

Grandkids did a little painting and such, using this as a desk.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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