Serving tray with marquetry and angled dovetails

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Project by AstroGuy posted 188 days ago 917 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 188 days ago

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

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#2 posted 188 days ago

Looks great!

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#3 posted 188 days ago


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 188 days ago

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

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#5 posted 188 days ago

Nice work. Lovely piece.

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#6 posted 188 days ago

Beautiful piece, nicely done.

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