Mid-Century Modern-Esque Serving Tray
My in-laws have recently bought a new house and are refinishing it in a mid-century modern style. I made this serving tray (charcuterie style) as a housewarming/renovation project complete gift for them. The light wood is honey locust. The dark stripes are American Black Walnut that I salvaged from a different failed attempt at a project.
Thanks for looking!
Fairly straight and parallel!
I am not a photographer. This is my attempt at artsy.
Thought it was neat that the bowl tray was in the middle of some walnut.
Beautiful grain in the honey locust
Started a bit late with pics. Dressing the rough lumber (done long ago) and table saw cutting precise this! Add a little glue. Titebond 3. "Food safe"...poor man's term for expensive.
Clamps! Left these bad boys on for about 12 hours.
I mentioned in the showcase that I was salvaging some walnut. I was trying to make a serving dish here but failed. The wood was expensive so I couldn't pitch it out and have been saving. The stripes are cut from the sides of this.
Trim up on the radial arm saw.
Ran through the planer
Jig set up for bowl carving bit.
Flip over and cut in finger grooves.
1/4 inch round over
Sentimental thoughts...even for in-laws.
Final profile after sanding.
I live woodworking. I hate sanding. Sanding drives me to drink. After a few drinks, sanding isn't so bad...
My favorite part...getting to finish!