|Project by bobasaurus||posted 08-25-2013 01:55 AM||2575 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
I made this bathtub tray for my sister, who moved into an apartment with a huge bathtub that no commercial tray would span. It’s the fanciest rectangle I’ve ever built :) . The central panel is baltic birch ply with walnut veneer and a marquetry fish pattern (one of the underwater enemies from Super Mario Brothers). I did the marquetry double-bevel on the scroll saw… I’m not very experienced at it, so the lines are a bit wiggly. The frame is maple and jatoba with pinned bridle joints, hand-fit with a skew block/rabbet plane and shoulder plane:
I also used a couple bench planes for flattening and smoothing (including my fancy new Lie-Nielsen No. 4):
The frame is just pocket screwed to the central panel. The finish is many thinned coats of Minwax Helmsman, starting with clear gloss and ending with satin, then a coat of citrus shield paste wax. Should be nicely water resistant.
More pics: http://imgur.com/a/lSlLH
-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)