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Not very long ago a member posted a SketchUp drawing of a drinks tray and asked for suggestions as to how to go about it. Believing that a picture is worth a thousand words, I actually made one in order to show how I went about it. Well, since then my wife decided that it required less maintenance than the silver one presently in use so I decided to pretty it up by rounding the corners as shown in these additional photographs. To make the project complete I've also posted a pdf showing showing all the stages involved.
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Harry that looks great.

What materials and finish did you use? I would think condensation will be a major concern.

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That is a nice "medicine" tray, Harry. Just one suggestion though. How about adding handles? Wouldn't that make it easier to pick up?

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Thanks Harry. I know you have mentioned adding a small light to your router in other posts and now I see how simple it really is. I like it. Looks like I have a small project ahead.

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No space for an ice bucket?????.......LOL

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Nice job and photo description Harry.

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Hey George, Harry don't need no stinkin' handles. One he sets it down, that's it.
James, Harry doesn't use ice. It dilutes his drink to much.
Other wise, very nice job and description of you tray Harry. Appreciate all the pics.




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....another great tutorial Harry......I "dips me lid".......(apologies to C.J.Dennis).......AL
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Harry that looks great.

What materials and finish did you use? I would think condensation will be a major concern.
Steve, the material is plastic veneered MDF and the raw parts just have two coats of Shellac. Condensation will never be a problem, the decanter is far too heavy empty let alone full so there will be no spills and the house is fully air-conditioned, in the summer around two buckets of water are extracted each day. This shot shows how my medicine is now dispensed, the tray is purely for decoration!
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That is a nice "medicine" tray, Harry. Just one suggestion though. How about adding handles? Wouldn't that make it easier to pick up?
It's been a while George, we must have a get-together on Skype soon. I did consider handles but it was of course originally made simply as a demonstration to show my method. The feet that I fitted allow fingertips to grip it, however, it won't surprise me if one day I suddenly decide to make handles for it, keep looking!

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