Frame and Panel Tray

Ideas and SketchUps

Materials and Milling

Assembly

Finish


Ideas and SketchUps



Terry wanted to make a tray out of a couple of pieces of birdseye maple
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We decided to aim for a frame and panel tray.
 The two panel sections of maple will sit in a frame and center divider assembly out of Honduran mahogany.
The SketchUp colors are not totally realistic...but are representative of the real wood.
Each maple panel is 1/4 inch thick, 5 inches wide and 15 inches long.
The frame will be ~15.5 inches long and ~11 inches wide.

The two smaller frame pieces will rest on the panel but will not extend to underside.


The frame sides will have a 1/4 inch x 1/4 inch dado put in, 3/16 from the bottom edge.
The corner joints of the frame will be mitered.

The center frame piece will be thicker (.75 rather than .5 inches).

This is  to accommodate a 3/16 inch deep dado on both sides...this frame piece  will be called the iBar frame member.
The  iBar will connect with the end frame in a butt joint...will probably use a small domino mortise and floating tenon.



Materials and Milling

The maple panels were pre-milled to .25 inch thick...width is a skosh over 5 inches...panels were chopped to 15 inches.
These panels are highly figured birdseye maple.
The Honduran mahogany is recycled wall paneling.
The lower piece here is a cutoff of the sculpted edge of the paneling.
The upper piece has been planed and sawn to thickness. 


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