Large potluck serving tray

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Project by Kade Knight posted 04-07-2014 03:36 PM 1471 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine wanted a nice wooden tray to replace her old cardboard box she used to take meals to friends and potlucks. So this simple design is what we came up with. It is 28” x 20” x 5”, is made from red oak, with walnut splines. Its a little heavy, but should last her many, many, many years longer than her cardboard box did. I just got an HVLP gun and this is the first project I’ve finished using the gun. Finish is CAB-acrylic laquer from Sherwin-Williams. I gotta say, I love this finish.

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#1 posted 04-07-2014 09:04 PM

Kade, I’m working on a similar tray with sides that are flared out a bit further. Can you share how you did the splines with the compound angles corners? The piece looks very nicely done. Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#2 posted 04-07-2014 11:17 PM

I like this tray it’s simple be elegant.Looks great.

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#3 posted 04-08-2014 12:05 AM

Pat, my photography must be deceiving you. The sides of this tray are square 90 degree angles. Sorry I can’t help with compound angles.

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#4 posted 04-08-2014 12:54 AM

I was afraid of that. Must have been that fish eye effect.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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