A Serving Tray with Matching Cheese Board

A Serving Tray with Matching Cheese Board
A Serving Tray with Matching Cheese Board
A Serving Tray with Matching Cheese Board

So about 2 years ago, a fellow woodworker asked me to make a reducing chevron pattern cutting board for her as she was too busy to make her own (every chevron was about 5 mm less than the one next to it and after meeting in the middle you start to increase the width). I promptly did a glue up of a variety of woods (maple, purpleheart, walnut and some mahogany) in the appropriate pattern and it sat in my shop for 2 years. I looked at it about every time I went into the shop and even moved it when I moved into my new house! Finally, I could stand it no longer… I decided to make something… anything with it. So I came up with this tray and matching cheese board. The tray is 12 × 20 and the cheese board is 8 × 10... I just used the cutoff from the tray for the board. I figure I made lemonade out of lemons in this case as I was not ever going to do that chevron board! I finished the tray in 5 coats of polyacrylic and the cheeseboard in my usual mineral oil. It is going off to our second fair of the season this coming weekend.
Thanks for looking!



Excellent work Ellen. I love how it looks with the handles you chose for the tray, perfect with the sleek tray design and the cheese board tops it off to make a sweet package..

Mike, an American living in Norway

ellen, very nice as is all your work. good use of the cutoff from the tray.

Nice design. I like the pulls for handles. Nice contrast against the stripes.

Losing fingers since 1969

Very nice modern design ,just a little different look and a nice inspiration .


I like your wood selections and the way you display them!
… beautifully elegant boards…

They look like would SELL fast!

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Very nice Ellen

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