tv tray for my sister inlaw

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Project by grizzman posted 03-17-2013 08:12 PM 2860 views 5 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well the story here is pretty simple, i just got done making 2 of these for me and my wife, well this last Tuesday my sister in law came for a week long visit, and she really liked the ones i had made, so i made one for her, her’s is different in that her’s has some really different woods, from the outside in, the dark wood on top of the wild cherry is Indian Laurel, its a beautiful wood, it sits on top of some beautiful wild cherry, next to it is a thin strip of Indian Laurel, red cedar,Maple and then Walnut in the center, i found the walnut to also hold some lovely figure and wanted it to be the showcase of this tray, the handles are walnut, and i coated the front and back with polyurethane, i put the poly on the backside as she will also use it to lay her laptop on, again its always my joy to make things for others, she loved it and i got a very nice hug. Thank you for taking the time to look and thank you all for your comments. grizz
P.S- this project was sanded to 600 grit and is so smooth…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 03-17-2013 08:15 PM

Nice work, Grizz. The figured walnut is just beautiful. Your sister in law is pretty lucky to have an original “Grizzman Tray”!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 03-17-2013 08:27 PM

Wow you are the tray expert,this is beautiful tray fantastic work Bob.


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#3 posted 03-17-2013 08:30 PM

does that make me the expert of eating and watching tv jim…lol…if so if there is some kind of award for that…i would not mind that trophy…lol…thanks ellen and jim…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 03-17-2013 08:32 PM

I liked your first ones as well. Your work has a passion to it. Beautiful job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 03-17-2013 08:37 PM

Gorgeous, Grizz!
I really like the colors and they way you kept some of the “live” edge on the bottom.

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

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#6 posted 03-17-2013 08:45 PM

Wonderful, Grizz. Equally as nice as your previous project.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#7 posted 03-17-2013 08:53 PM

another beautiful job….........she will be eatin’ in style for sure!!!

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 03-17-2013 09:08 PM

Another beautiful tray! Just lovely! :D


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 03-17-2013 09:09 PM

I think you may have given away the nicest one of the bunch.. that is a magnificent tray… well done…you can send one my way any time you get bored… wow..Papa

-- Papa...

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#10 posted 03-17-2013 09:16 PM

Doin’ good Grizz! Looks great form here

-- 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 03-17-2013 09:32 PM

Cool Grizz. I think you will be making a lot more of these on demand! You do remember “Make a good product and the world will beat a path to your door” or something along those lines.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 03-17-2013 10:32 PM

Hi Grizzman … you deserve a big hug … these trays you’ve been making are beautiful!! Thanks for the explanation regarding the ‘lack of legs’ on the trays, but I think you can count yourself as very lucky not having ever been ‘served breakfast in bed’ ... you’d have to be pretty sick for that to happen, eh?!

Right now (because you asked) I’ve been working on another wine box “Merlot Anyone”, and trying to find a full block of time to post each blog doesn’t happen any too often. Part 3 will probably be out sometime next week. And NO … it doesn’t have LEGS!!! :)

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#13 posted 03-17-2013 10:50 PM

Beautiful work and outstanding wood selection. Just love it. Congratulations.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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#14 posted 03-17-2013 11:09 PM

I like the pattern and color balance. This is the kind of tray that holds nice things, and not to be abused by the likes of me. I have a metal one. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 03-17-2013 11:58 PM

well Elaine, i must recant my statement , in behalf of my sweet wife, she actually has brought me my breakfast, there have been times when my back problems have required her to do so, i was thinking of the more flowered ceremony with a pretty tray and such, so to honor my sweetheart i have been served breakfast in bed…i will try to be more accurate in the future…and i hope i never do see a wine box with legs, as we all know what that would mean, and im not a drinking man…lol…...root beer for me thanks.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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