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Walnut and curly maple serving tray


Finished this serving tray about a month ago, walnut sides with curly maple tray on the bottom. Corners are mitered with maple keys, and the sides have a dado about a half inch from the bottom to hold the panel which floats and allows for the wood to move. Finished with danish oil and polished with some paste wax.


Very nice- I love the maple walnut combo.

Great combination, nice contrast in woods. Very nice piece. I like the splines, I made a couple of jigs just for doing spline work, one for picture frames and one for boxes, or in this case trays.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Beautiful tray Nick I too like the combinations of wood you used

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Thanks everyone, your kind words are much appreciated :)

Very y nice, love the wood combo. Good job.


Beautiful work! I love how the grain “turns the corner.” Keyed miters are also, way cool!

Keith "Shin" Schindler

Well done Nick!

It looks great.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

good looking piece , like the walnut and curly maple combination


Very nice! Really like the curly maple and walnut. Walnut is one of my faves!

Keith "Shin" Schindler