Mondrian-Style Serving Tray

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Project by rdwile posted 01-20-2020 05:18 PM 882 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This serving tray features a panel with veneered panel fashioned in the style of Piet Mondrian, a Dutch artist from the early 20th century. This seemingly abstract arrangement is actually a complex mathematical layout, where the calculator is the most important tool in this build. The veneer is 1/16” thick died veneer purchased from Roarockit in Toronto, designed for skateboard builders. The thicker veneer makes it much easier to layup a complex piece with over 50 individual pieces of veneer.

The panel is captured in a nice curly maple dovetailed frame designed as a serving tray.

-- Richard D. Wile, IG: @rdwile

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#1 posted 01-20-2020 06:27 PM

Nice! I like it. Also like Mondrian’s art.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 01-20-2020 07:03 PM

Unexpected to find someting Mondrian here on LJ. Great looking tray and a classy way to serve tea!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#3 posted 01-21-2020 05:03 PM

Love the creativity and concentration to build such a beautiful tray.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#4 posted 01-22-2020 08:31 AM

Richard, what a lovely idea and beautiful tray. It really is high art. Well done. Should you ever want to try putting your tray sides at a 22 1/2 degree angle here is a way to do it. Your art project sure looks nice and the 90 degree angle is probably best for that application.

-- Big Al in IN

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