Airstream food tray

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Project by Peteybadboy posted 03-29-2021 07:21 PM 882 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nephew bought an Airstream trailer. Think very small space. This food tray was made to fit over the burners on the small stove, so the bottom had to look good too. I used left over 1/4” play Sapele and put a ash veneer over the backing. I used GF black wipe on stain (2 coats). The splines are ebony. The handles are also ash that I ebonized using the same GF black. The sides are lace wood I think.

I just got asked to make another.

-- Petey

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#1 posted 03-29-2021 08:01 PM

Mighty fine it looks Great he should be very happy with that.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 03-29-2021 08:07 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 03-29-2021 08:33 PM

Excellent work and use of the various woods.

-- Ron

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#4 posted 03-29-2021 08:54 PM

Looks real good! Don’t think the stove in our trailer has ever been used?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 03-29-2021 09:19 PM

Thaylnks guys . Hi Andre. Trailer goes to pro golf events. I do worry about a hot burner that might get forgotten. It’s gas so at least you know they won’t put it on an open flame!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 03-29-2021 09:32 PM

Very nice workmanship. I am surprised you were asked to only make one more! Might be the start of a few more orders. $$$

Great selection of woods and finishes.

-- No one can make you feel inferior unless you give them permission. . .

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#7 posted 03-29-2021 09:37 PM

Not much higher complement than “please Sir, may I have some more” 8^)

I like the solid design, serve up the tea or an emergency run of golf balls to the 18th tee.
The sides (looks like leopard wood to me) really show nicely with the black accents.
Clean and professional Petey, well done!

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#8 posted 03-29-2021 10:02 PM

beautiful petey love your wood choice.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 03-29-2021 10:23 PM

I’m betting you’ll get more requests! I also like the wood choices. We use the stove in out travel trailer, though.

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

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#10 posted 03-29-2021 11:22 PM

Nice work Petey. I was going to vote for Top 3 but I’m too late. You already have it. Congrats!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 03-29-2021 11:26 PM

+1 What I like best over at Gunny’s Garge you posted the progress of your build and we had discussions about it. Like having a backstage pass- nice job…

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#12 posted 03-29-2021 11:32 PM

Love the look of the sides Pbb...

... serve up the tea or an emergency run of golf balls to the 18th tee.
- splintergroup
Tea be buggered and ball to you… slab of beer (or casks) to the tee. Hope those handles are reinforced by rebar!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#13 posted 03-29-2021 11:36 PM

Hope those handles are reinforced by rebar!

- LittleBlackDuck

Petey tested its strength by loading it up with some of his Festools before finishing.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#14 posted 03-29-2021 11:40 PM

We getting fancy, now…looks good…..maybe ask about an Airstream logo to place on it?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#15 posted 03-29-2021 11:50 PM

Another nice piece of work Petey

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