Serving Tray Wedding Present

  • Advertise with us
Project by nealius posted 03-31-2013 05:11 AM 1528 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a serving tray I built as part of a wedding present for one of my best friend. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out considering it was my first real “fine” woodworking project. I primarily used a circular saw, jigsaw, router table and a lot of sanding. A table saw and band saw would have helped greatly. Woods are red oak and walnut, finished with 4 coats of wipe on poly and wax. Questions, comments, and tips are welcome. Thanks for looking!

7 comments so far

View don1960's profile


222 posts in 2261 days

#1 posted 03-31-2013 11:08 AM

Yep, would have been easier with the table saw and such, but it wouldn’t have turned out any better. That is some nice work there.

A serving tray for a wedding present is in my future for my niece later in the year, and I hope it turns out as nice as yours did.

-- -- Don from PA

View jeffswildwood's profile


1509 posts in 1551 days

#2 posted 03-31-2013 12:51 PM

Looks nice, Would like to try this for the lift out tray for my boxes. Any chance I could get the dimensions?

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 1866 days

#3 posted 03-31-2013 01:06 PM

Nicely done—looks great.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View helluvawreck's profile (online now)


24825 posts in 2441 days

#4 posted 03-31-2013 02:37 PM

Very nice clean project. It turnrd out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View nealius's profile


39 posts in 1480 days

#5 posted 04-01-2013 02:47 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Jeff, I think the dimensions were 20” x 12”.

View pmelchman's profile


85 posts in 2728 days

#6 posted 12-01-2013 08:07 PM

what kind of saw blade did you use to cut the square bottom for the splines?

-- Patrick

View nealius's profile


39 posts in 1480 days

#7 posted 12-03-2013 05:29 PM

Patrick, I used a router table and jig to slot the for the splines. The router bit made a nice flat bottom.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics