Nested Trays

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Project by Paul Maurer posted 04-18-2014 10:30 PM 1447 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nested Trays
Recycled mahogany trim and lauan ply. Finger jointed. Water poly and wax.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 12:05 PM

Great looking trays!!.................Jim

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#2 posted 04-19-2014 02:32 PM

Beautifully done and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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Paul Maurer

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#3 posted 04-19-2014 03:16 PM

Thank you both. I would like to add that they are cut from the same board. It was not planned that way but, when re sawing (on the TS) I did not want to waste the off cut and did not have a “home” in mind for a second tray.

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#4 posted 04-19-2014 05:25 PM

They look super ,the fact they nest makes them extra cool.


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#5 posted 04-21-2014 12:36 AM

They look great! How did you attach the bottoms? I’m building one and am a little worried about attaching it so it will be strong enough.

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Paul Maurer

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#6 posted 04-21-2014 12:54 AM

The bottoms fit in a dado / groove, like a drawer box. check how much the material that you want to use flexes over the span that you want. If it is too much use some thing more ridged / thicker or reinforce across the middle. Also, I do not worry about movement with these, they are glued in place.

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#7 posted 04-24-2014 10:59 PM

I’m looking forward to making some of these trays myself but I don’t have any plans. Can you tell me how high the sides are that you used? Also, what is the thickness of the wood you used?


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#8 posted 04-24-2014 11:19 PM

The sides are 1”3/4 at the corners and 2 1/2 at the handles. The thickness started out 3/4 planed, I cut the finger joints and ripped them 1/2 a kerf short of 3/8.

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