This serving tray is made from cherry and big leaf curly maple veneer, but could be made from any combination of hardwoods. The overall size is 14 ¼” wide and 19” long. The height is 2 ¾”. The thickness of the sides is ½”. The bottom panel is 3/8” thick.
Step 1: Making Templates
This project requires making 2 templates to shape the sides of the tray.
Step 2: Making the Panel
The bottom of this serving tray is made from hand-cut veneers. In this case, I used western big leaf curly maple. The process for cutting the veneers and making the panel are detailed in the step-by-step instructions.
Step 3: Shaping the Tray Frame
The sides and ends of the serving tray are shapped using templates and a router table. Detailed instructions on how this is accomplished is detailed in the step-by-step instructions.
Step 4: Step by Step Instructions
The attached PDF files provides comprehensive details on how to make this serving tray.