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Project by mhfinefurniture posted 08-19-2013 03:19 PM 4555 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an ottoman tray / large serving tray made from mostly african mahogany in my signature tray style. It’s a rather large serving tray / ottoman tray at 20” x 30” and incorporated an inlayed compass rose design from tiger maple and wenge. It won 3rd place in the veneering/ marquetry furniture category at this years Design in Wood in San Diego, which I was quite proud of considering the stiff competition. Thanks for looking.

-- Matt, http://www.mhfinefurniture.com





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 08-19-2013 03:30 PM

Absolutely beautiful—fine furniture accessory!

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#2 posted 08-19-2013 04:10 PM

Amazing work, and what a finish.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#3 posted 08-19-2013 05:50 PM

This tray turned out beautifully. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 08-19-2013 06:19 PM

Absolutely amazing. I love it.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#5 posted 08-19-2013 07:02 PM

Looks great!

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#6 posted 08-19-2013 08:04 PM

beautiful tray

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mhfinefurniture

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#7 posted 08-19-2013 09:32 PM

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

-- Matt, http://www.mhfinefurniture.com

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#8 posted 08-20-2013 12:33 AM

Great work all around! Congrats on the high place at Design in Wood that is really a high bar. I really like your tray style…nice flowing curves and great 4 way bookmatch on the background veneer. I know how difficult those compound angles can be to get tight. Is that an epoxy finish on the inside?

I checked out your website too…wow! You should post some of your other work here too Matt! We could all learn from your experience!

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#9 posted 08-20-2013 12:34 AM

Outstanding!

Very nice work, both in design and execution!

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#10 posted 08-20-2013 01:19 AM

Holy Cow! A great serving tray. It is great to see this level of craftsmanship. It really inspires me to work on improving my skills.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#11 posted 08-20-2013 02:09 AM

Just gorgeous.

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#12 posted 08-20-2013 04:06 AM

Very nice tray….excellent job.

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#13 posted 08-20-2013 06:49 AM

Matt,

That’s gorgeous. I’d be afraid to use it!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 08-20-2013 01:18 PM

Fantastic tray!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 08-20-2013 01:18 PM

Nicely done.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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