Wenge and Zebra Tray

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Project by tracker posted 01-31-2007 09:46 PM 3445 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sample of some trays that I did for family Christmas gifts. I did maple and mahog, paduck, wenge and beli, sapele and figured anigre and the most popular and pictured—wenge and zebra.

I am tired of picking out the wenge splinters from my hands!


-- Scott - Dallas, Texas

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#1 posted 02-01-2007 12:42 AM

Hey Scott. I did the same one Christmas making 15 trays. I like the way you have book-matched the grain of the wood in the bottom of the tray. Nice work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 02-01-2007 04:22 AM

Great Scott!

Great trays, Scott.

- Scott

(Sorry, had to do that once.)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 02-01-2007 02:31 PM

((note to self—avoid the splinters))

oh.. and the tray is beautiful… definitely worth it from this point of view

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Ethan Sincox

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#4 posted 02-01-2007 11:51 PM

I hear Zebrawood is bad for that, too.

One of the worst wood splinters I’ve ever had, though, was from snakewood. I didn’t get all of it out and that thing was red and swollen within an hour.

-- Ethan,

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#5 posted 02-02-2007 08:11 AM

Great work Scott! Excellent gift idea.


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 02-02-2007 07:36 PM

Beautiful Tray. So now we have two great Scotts

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 02-02-2007 07:52 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. I ran across the site on WoodWhisperer and look forward to seeing everyone’s work!
Scott—Dallas, TX

-- Scott - Dallas, Texas

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#8 posted 02-14-2007 07:46 PM

Scott, very nice use of contrasting woods. I’ve worked a little with both woods and they are difficult at best. Nice work.


-- Mark

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#9 posted 05-24-2007 06:41 AM

This is a great tray. Glad I came across it on shuffle.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 05-24-2007 07:24 AM

I love when these things come back into the forefront. That’s a great project!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 05-25-2007 02:18 AM

Just about missed your post! Great looking tray!

-- Paul, Kentucky

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#12 posted 05-25-2007 03:15 AM

I love it, very nice indeed, beautiful contrast in woods

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#13 posted 09-22-2007 06:13 AM

Just came across your tray you made many months ago. I’m planning on doing a few for gifts and also a couple to sell. My parent’s bankrolled a high-end furniture/decor store and I’m curious if my work could sell. These are great projects in that they are a realtively low investment of time that yields great results. I’m definitely doing one with Wenge and Zebra as you did. Love the contrast.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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