Ottoman tray

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Project by mhfinefurniture posted 337 days ago 2980 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,

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#1 posted 337 days ago

Absolutely beautiful—fine furniture accessory!

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#2 posted 337 days ago

Amazing work, and what a finish.

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#3 posted 337 days ago

This tray turned out beautifully. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 337 days ago

Absolutely amazing. I love it.

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#5 posted 337 days ago

Looks great!

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#6 posted 337 days ago

beautiful tray

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#7 posted 337 days ago

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

-- Matt,

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#8 posted 336 days ago

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 336 days ago


Very nice work, both in design and execution!

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#10 posted 336 days ago

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.

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#11 posted 336 days ago

Just gorgeous.

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#12 posted 336 days ago

Very nice tray….excellent job.

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#13 posted 336 days ago


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


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#14 posted 336 days ago

Fantastic tray!

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#15 posted 336 days ago

Nicely done.

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