Carved Mahogany Serving Tray

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Project by Justin Gordon posted 163 days ago 819 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This serving tray was carved in mahogany by Justin Gordon of It measures 12” x 22” x 3” high. The ends have five carved ivy leaves on each side descending down from the top and the handles are turned mahogany with a center button for carrying stability. The side rails are just over an inch high and have a star burst pattern with a small bow carved at the center. The tray’s center design is a three leaf rosette with a small, five pedal, flower in the middle. The side rails and ends are all screwed from the bottom for strength with pegged srew-hole covers and the outside perimeter has a routered edge. The finish is multiple coats of a gloss polyurethane for it’s duability and ease of cleaning.

This tray is very comfortable to hold and carry with extra wide finger holes in the ends. It was made to have an ‘olde world’ look with complete functionality. The mahogany turned out to be the perfect wood for this tray as the color and grain waves through the tray surface is just beautiful. It should look amazing in 100 years on the Antiques Road Show.

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#1 posted 163 days ago

beautiful tray. I really like the carving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 163 days ago

That’s a great looking piece of work. Lots of character.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 163 days ago

Very beautiful.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 163 days ago

Awesome work!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Justin Gordon

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#5 posted 162 days ago

Thanks, folks, for the kind words. Much appreciated. I like that phrase: “of the forgotten men who made them”. Very applicable. Here’s hoping we make it to the Antiques Road Show…................Justin


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#6 posted 162 days ago

This is a beautiful piece. You’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 160 days ago

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#8 posted 156 days ago

That’s one fancy tray, lots of fine and detailed carving especially the handles. Awesome work!

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