• Advertise with us
Project by Roger posted 07-23-2012 10:27 PM 6215 views 13 times favorited 68 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothin fancy, but, made of Walnut, Luan, and a dowel rod. It slices, it dices,............ OH, wait a minute whoops….. OK, here we go: It’s a food tray, it’s a laptop tray, it’s a snack tray that hangs in a tree…Wait, there’s more: it stands by itself in the ground… :) Only 7 payments of $19.99….. OH wait, ..might have to add a few more payments with the new, updated, in-the-ground tech..!!! lol Wait, .... scratch the 7-payments statement… lol
Anyway, a place for your towel, cuz you know you’ll be needin it when yer grubbin down on some really sloppy, barbecued ribs & hot wings. Also has a cupholder fer yer cold one, whatever that may be, my choice is them blue mountains, ice cold Coors Light, but, I’ll drink some Guinness, and Budweiser, and some, well, I’ll drink bout anything, AND, a holder fer yer hot sauce, Tabasco, Franks, or whatever that may be, my choice is Franks, Tabasco, well, just about any hot sauce, long as it don’t burn a hole in me esophagus..
This is my version of a Personal Picnic Butler. I’m calling it a Multi-Tray.
Thnx for lookin, and any comments, good, bad and/or ugly… Appreciate all of-em.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

68 comments so far

View Kookaburra's profile


749 posts in 3277 days

#1 posted 07-23-2012 10:32 PM

Oh, I love the muti-ness of it. A hot sauce holder – whoopee! I especially like it hanging from the tree :)

Where do I send thst first payment?

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

30609 posts in 3391 days

#2 posted 07-23-2012 10:32 PM

Roger, you’ve been busy for a retired guy! Looks great. Wish I was there to use them with you.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View WoodenFrog's profile


2737 posts in 3966 days

#3 posted 07-23-2012 10:47 PM

Very Nice Roger!
I like it, Really a cool piece!
I too like it hanging from a tree.
Walnut..My favorite wood!
Hot Wings and BEER….does it get any better?
Oh Yeah! What time is dinner?

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

View Doug's profile


1237 posts in 3814 days

#4 posted 07-23-2012 11:09 PM

That’s awesome Roger. That beats the old style TV tray by a long shot. Care to share the deatils?

-- Doug

View shipwright's profile


8703 posts in 3851 days

#5 posted 07-23-2012 11:09 PM

I like it Roger, Now you need a real picnic butler to bring you the beer.
Failing that it looks like a great place to veg out and enjoy said beer and don’t forget the ribs.
Good luck in the contest.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

View Dale J Struhar Sr's profile

Dale J Struhar Sr

520 posts in 4183 days

#6 posted 07-23-2012 11:14 PM

Very nice Roger. Great ideas in wood, what a concept.

-- Dale, Ohio

View Jim Jakosh's profile (online now)

Jim Jakosh

26060 posts in 4158 days

#7 posted 07-23-2012 11:19 PM

That is a cool and really useful tray!!
I hope you entered it in the contest for the picnic butler!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


20631 posts in 4729 days

#8 posted 07-23-2012 11:20 PM

Very serviceable!! Great job ;-)

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

View Roger's profile


21054 posts in 3857 days

#9 posted 07-23-2012 11:33 PM

Thnx everyone. I really appreciate all your responses. I did forget to put the size, which is 23-3/4”L x 13-1/2”W plus 2-1/2” for the dowel for the towel…, and 2”H. Like I said, nuttin fancy with 1/4” Luan top & bottom. I just screwed it together in case I needed or wanted to cut it down. It works well on your lap and/or on the arms of an outside chair. Hangin in the tree was somethin I thought would be cool for an outdoor event. And yes, I did enter it in the contest. I do like Pauls idea of a real Butler bringin me some o them good, cold, blue mountains… hehehe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View flintbone's profile


213 posts in 4209 days

#10 posted 07-23-2012 11:43 PM

Nice work Roger.
Keep up the good work.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

View jaykaypur's profile


4017 posts in 3461 days

#11 posted 07-23-2012 11:50 PM

That tray is nice …............BUT that garden is really nice.

Good job on the tray. As you photo’d, it has a LOT of possibilities. LOL

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View boxcarmarty's profile


17435 posts in 3413 days

#12 posted 07-23-2012 11:53 PM

Atta boy Roger, Ya got my vote…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

View bubbared's profile


96 posts in 3950 days

#13 posted 07-24-2012 12:03 AM

Nice job Roger way to think outside the box or the tray but you better put a patent on it or in a few months you will see it on a late night infomercial but wait we heard it here first so you have at least 12 people you call to the stand in your favor all kidding aside I know you say you dabble but I will say you are a master at ever idea you put to life great work my friend, thanks for sharing and if you don’t mind I may have to make my own version for my mom and her computer.

-- Joe, Florida

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 3345 days

#14 posted 07-24-2012 12:08 AM

Nicely done and interesting.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View lew's profile


13332 posts in 4808 days

#15 posted 07-24-2012 12:10 AM

Great looking tray, Roger!

I’ve got blossoms on the Ghost Pepper plants, Caribbean Reds and Habeneros already popping out, in the garden. Going to make some serious hot sauce!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

showing 1 through 15 of 68 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics