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Project by JReed3 posted 10-01-2013 04:50 PM 1114 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a serving tray I just completed. Made of walnut, maple and yellow heart. The carrying handles are stainless boat cleats. I put 4 rubber bumpers on the bottom. I have started using these a lot. It keeps the tray and cutting boards in place so they do move around. It protects the bottom of the tray/cutting board or a good table from damage as well if there was something on the tray when it is set down. It also keeps the bottom of the tray or cutting board dry. I recess the bumers about 1/4”. I was going to finish it off with mineral oil and use it as a tray for cheese and crackers, etc as well, but the wife wanted a different finish.





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DonB

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#1 posted 10-01-2013 07:41 PM

I really like the use of the cleats as handles and the recessed bumpers. Clean and neat. What finish did you finally use? Nice job JReed3.

-- DonB

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 10-01-2013 08:38 PM

That is cool, love the cleats as well great touch.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Surfside

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#3 posted 10-01-2013 09:28 PM

The entire project is incredible. Good job.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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JReed3

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#4 posted 10-02-2013 12:26 PM

I really like the use of the cleats as handles and the recessed bumpers. Clean and neat. What finish did you finally use? Nice job JReed3.

—DonB
I just used a simple spray lacquer finish.

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Picken5

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#5 posted 10-03-2013 05:07 AM

Wow! Love the cleats idea. Nice looking board/tray.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 10-03-2013 03:54 PM

Beautiful tray! Very clever, great use of those cleats as handles and great idea on the rubber bumpers.

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majuvla

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#7 posted 10-07-2013 06:56 AM

One of the best I’ve seen here.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 10-07-2013 10:33 PM

That is beautiful! What size and what finish did you use?

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JReed3

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#9 posted 10-07-2013 11:01 PM

It’s approximately 21” x 11 1/2”. I used a lacquer finish.

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