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Serving Tray

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Steve Carmichael

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Steve Carmichael

General Information

I designed this large Serving Tray using Easel. All four sides are identical and were cut with the X-Carve from ambrosia maple. They are joined together with finger joints. It measures approximately 21.5" square.

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Serving Tray PDF Cutting Template for Regular Tools


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Watch My Video and Make One!

110 minutes

In this video, I show how the project was designed in Easel and cut using the X-Carve.

Tools Used: X-Carve, Table Saw, Sanders, Clamps
Supplies Used: 3/4" Lumber, 1/4" Plywood, Sandpaper, Wood Glue, Spray Lacquer


Cut the Sides!

110 minutes

Use the Easel project at the link below to cut for identical sides from 3/4" lumber. The project is set up to to cut two at a time, but you could cut all four at once if your lumber is wide enough. Sand!

Click Here to open the Easel project!

Note: I recommend you confirm the thickness of your lumber and make adjustments to the length of the finger joints as necessary. Also measure the thickness of the plywood that will be used for the bottom and adjust the width of the groove if necessary.


Cut the Bottom!

5 minutes

Cut a 21.5" square piece of 1/4" plywood for the bottom. Sand!


Assemble It!

30 minutes

Apply glue to the mating surfaces of the corner finger joints and assemble the serving tray. Apply clamps and clean up any glue squeeze out. Allow to dry.


Finish It!

60 minutes

Finish sand the serving tray to soften any sharp edges and remove any tool marks. Apply your choice of finish. I recommend 4-5 coats of Deft Clear Wood Finish Satin Spray Lacquer.

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