Salvaged Beetle Kill Ponderosa Pine serving tray.

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Project by Peter68 posted 04-20-2014 02:38 AM 2694 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This tray was made from an old Ponderosa Pine tree that was killed by a Pine Beetle infestation. The beetles cause the beautiful blue coloration in the wood which makes it highly sought after.

The tree was salvaged and made into 2” by 12’ slabs preserving the live edge and this tray is made from one of those slabs.

The tray is 2 inches thick, 21 inches long and 16 inches wide.

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Full bottle is extra ;)

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#1 posted 04-20-2014 03:05 AM

nice woodworking. very pretty wood

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#2 posted 04-20-2014 05:27 AM

Very nice I like the way you cut out the handles.

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#3 posted 04-20-2014 08:42 AM

Not sure what I like most.
The beautiful tray or the lovely single malt Glenlivet.
I shall perhaps have a DRAM later to muse further on this…....
Well done on your good taste (in both).

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#4 posted 04-20-2014 10:34 AM

Very nice tray….but that bottle is empty ;)
Great save of a beautiful piece of wood!

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#5 posted 04-20-2014 10:45 AM

Wow, beautiful wood and very nice serving tray…thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 04-20-2014 01:04 PM

That wood is the only good thing about those beetles. I love the tray and the live edge.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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