Lattice Panel Serving Tray
This handsome project serves up lessons in traditional joinery, but it’s the eye-catching panel that makes up the main course.
At first glance, the tray looks like it has a glass panel resting on a wood lattice. A closer examination reveals that the lattice is inside the panel. Of course, there’s a trick involved. The latticework is built up from narrow strips. The assembled gridwork is then encased in epoxy. As you’ll see, the process is pretty straightforward and the results are dramatic. Concealed, rare-earth magnets hold the folded handles in place against the frame. The upper frame that holds the lattice panel is the simplest part of the project. Here, you’ll get a chance to hone your mortise and tenon skills. It seems like there’s a lot going on, however, the small scale of the project means you can tackle the construction in one weekend. By the next weekend, you’ll be using it to serve up a special treat.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 11 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 50 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagram and materials list
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.