Serving tray with marquetry and angled dovetails

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Project by AstroGuy posted 01-21-2014 02:04 AM 1335 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a walnut serving tray that I just finished with marquetry and angled dovetail joinery. Solid wood components are made of walnut and the sides are curved and joined with angled dovetails at 10 degrees. Field is walnut burl four way book matched with various woods for the compass rose including quilted maple and wenge. Finish is sprayed lacquer and rubbed paste wax.

Thanks for looking! Wine not included….


-- Richard

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 05:19 AM

Beautiful work. Did you make that inlay banding around the burl yourself?

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 07:21 AM

Looks great!

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 07:30 AM


The tray is really lovely. Every detail of your workmanship looks perfect. Those angled dovetails aren’t easy either!


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#4 posted 01-21-2014 09:28 AM

Great job Richard, beautiful wood and inlay…excellent job.

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 04:03 PM

Nice work. Lovely piece.

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#6 posted 01-21-2014 06:01 PM

Beautiful piece, nicely done.

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