Far Niente Serving Tray

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Project by winecountrywhimsy posted 03-02-2010 06:54 PM 2771 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this tray for an internet customer. The sides are fashioned from barrel staves. I had to plane them down to the same thickness and then cut the corner joints, which is difficult with barrel staves because they are curved. The tray bottom is from a wood wine crate lid cut to fit within the stave frame. I cut a rabit joint around the inside bottom of the frame to receive the bottom. I justified a new router bit after my last tray and it worked much better. The handles are cut from a wine barrel hoop and bent to form the handle. I finished this one with a marine varnish that should hold up well to spills and drink rings. I sold it for $75 because the customer provided two wood wine crates and I got to keep the spare pieces. Based on my time spent, I should have charged more. The last photo is the tray haning in my shop to dry.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#1 posted 03-02-2010 10:50 PM

Very nice looking trays Todd. You did a mighty fine job on them both. Smoooth looking

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#2 posted 03-02-2010 10:58 PM

Very nice, You do very good work…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 05:01 AM

this turned out great…they got a great deal!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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