Table tray

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Project by Alex posted 02-02-2018 03:05 PM 947 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table tray as a Christmas present for my wife. It is approximately 18 by 10 inches, sized to fit the coffee table it resides on proportionally correct. I wanted to taper the walls of the tray for the challenge, plus to lighten the appearance of the tray. The sides are tapered at 30 degrees. In the last 2 pictures you can see the trials I went through to figure out how to clamp this thing together. I used a piece of bookmatched walnut for the bottom, and the sides are made from redheart. This is finished in danish oil with several coats of furniture wax. I hope you enjoy the combination of redheart and walnut as much as I do!


-- Alex - Check me out on instagram @akpingel

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#1 posted 02-02-2018 03:57 PM

first – the book matched walnut is dynamite
second – the color combo is excellent
so I guess all is GOOD !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 02-02-2018 08:14 PM

Very Nice & Well Done Alex!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 02-03-2018 02:22 PM

It’s a very large and beautiful tray and is quite practical. The wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 02-03-2018 02:24 PM

Beautiful wood and finish.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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