‘Zen Style’ Tray or Centerpiece

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This is a really unique piece that is crafted from a natural edge cherry board. It has really nice color even though it will darken quite a bit from the photos, and into the rich reddish brown we all know and love. Cherry is unique that way…. after it’s milled, it has a really light almost pink quality that will over time ‘mature’ into what we all think of as the beautiful quintessential cherry coloring.

This footed tray or table centerpiece has a subtle live edge that is naturally beveled, that really adds interest to the feet that are already pretty interesting themselves….. Martin specially designed the feet for this very tray, and we think it gives a very nice Asian or Zen feel to it overall.

Approximate dimensions:

21″ Long
6-7″ Wide
2 3/8″ Tall

It would be great as a tea tray, table runner or table centerpiece, candle holder or display, dip or cracker or chip presentation tray, and so much more….

This one of a kind tray is available on our ETSY Shop!





Ambrosia Maple Serving Tray or Cutting Board

MTD Maple Tray

MTD Maple Tray

MTD Maple Tray 2

MTD Maple Tray 2

MTD Maple Tray Corner

MTD Maple Tray Corner

This tray defies photography or descriptions. It’s made from a stunning piece of Curly Ambrosia Maple, and when sunlight hits the wood, its unbelievable. It would make a fabulous serving board or tray for entertaining. Breads, fancy cheese, sushi, dips & appetizers, or even high tea with scones or biscuits.

This tray design has 4 round maple feet with pads for extra stability in the kitchen, and to protect your surfaces.

The dimensions are 22″ long, 13″ wide and 1.75″ tall.

We use a highly durable & deeply penetrating, hand rubbed oil finish that is non toxic, food safe, and is made from 100% local organic ingredients. Unlike the average ‘beeswax/oil finish’, our product is a true finish in that it penetrates, cures and hardens, creating a protective surface without leaving a oily film or requiring regular maintenance or reapplication. The finish that we use actually saturates the surface of the wood, and hardens to produce a durable, water & stain resistant surface.


Custom Walnut Side Table: Construction

Handcrafting a Walnut Accent Table

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MTD Table Hands

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Photos from the construction of a custom ordered walnut accent table. This table features some very nice walnut wood, as well as mortise & tenon joinery.