|Project by BusterB||posted 02-12-2014 06:09 PM||1199 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
My oldest sister wanted to know if I would build her a serving tray….naturally I said yes. Having never built one before, there was a slight learning curve. After looking at various designs on LJ’s and on line, I decided simplier would be better. I cut the sides and ends out some red oak pallet wood I had on hand and used some scrap oak plywood for the base. Over all demensions are 22” x 15”. The side rails have a 3/4” rabbit along the length to seat the base. Simple butt joints with glue to attach the end pieces. As you can tell from pic #4, I had a little bit of a struggle deciding on the handle shape so once again I followed the KISS woodworking method and went with rectangular. This is the 2nd project in a row that I have used the scroll saw on…that thing may good for something more than pilling wood scraps on after all…lol I have been on a mission to try all the various oil finishes available out there, so I went with Danish Oil on this one. So far….I LIKE IT!!!! The odor is much less than other oil based stains/shellacs I could have used to achieve that color.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)