Routed out Serving Tray

I decided to use some of my wood stock to make some trays. The first one I made is a routed out serving tray.

I started with a piece of birch that I planed down and cut to the size of 25" long x  7 1/2" wide x 13/16" thick:

For 3" at each end, on the underside of the piece, I routed out a depth of  5/16" using a bowl bit:

(This was cleaned up afterwards with a sander.)

Here you can see the profile of the tray from the side:

I then drew out a rectangle 17 1/4" x 6 1/2" that I would route out inside the tray on the top side:

I proceeded to route out  3/8" deep

Once it was routed out I sanded, sanded and sanded some more:

I coated the whole board with mineral oil, let that soak in and then coated it again:

This tray will be available for sale here at my blog or through my website
follow your heart woodworking
and also at the upcoming 
Witty Artisan Christmas Craft Show
on Dec. 2, 2012 at the Portage Restaurant in North Bay, ON

Sharing at the following blogs:

Knick of Time
Funky Junk Interiors
My Repurposed Life
Homespun Happenings
Coastal Charm
Elizabeth & Co.
No Minimalist Here

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