LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner

Project Information

Hey everyone, I just found out about this forum and am excited to share some projects.

In this project, I go through my scrap bin and make a serving tray.


With the variety of wood scraps I had on hand, I was able to create this sunset design going from dark earthy tones of walnut, rosewood, wenge, and padauk to bright golden tones of oak, poplar and maple.

The more exotic woods were pulled from free bins outside of carpentry shops in my neighborhood.

I decided to make the various woods continue across the full length of tray and up the sides. Having this vertical grain through the handles, weakens them a bit, but trust me after hours of sanding this piece, it's plenty strong, and I think worth it for the sake of design.

Let me know what you think of the project, and I'm posting projects monthly on my channel, and would love a few more subscribers.

Thanks!
-Michael-

Gallery

Comments

· Registered
Joined
·
129 Posts
Michael, welcome to Lumberjocks. This is a very intriguing and beautiful project. I enjoyed the video as well. Thanks for sharing. It's always good to see new and interesting projects and ideas. I have a bunch of scraps that I will be eyeing closell in the morning.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,487 Posts
Very nice. I like the light to dark look.

Thanks for sharing.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
19,716 Posts
Welcome to Ljs
Beautiful tray.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Hey Michael, Great looking tray and loved the idea of getting scraps from other shops.
Your videos give me more ideas.
Thanks and keep them coming
 

· Registered
Joined
·
8,658 Posts
That looks great, what oil did you apply before waxing it?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
122 Posts
Those stripes were arranged very clever - looks awesome.
 
Top