Thanks for the comments.
It was not a commission nor was it specifically for our home. I did the marquetry to see if I could pull off the lettering and when I had cut it I had four copies and needed to put them on something. ……… so I made a tray. You can see another copy on my sharpening tool box here.
This didn’t take that long. The marquetry part gets divided by four because I cut four-up. The tray took a few hours. It’s really hard to say because I don’t often keep track but I’d say the marquetry took about fifteen hours and the tray another ten. …… really just guessing.
The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.