Flat Handled Tray in Brazilian Rosewood

Louis Charlett

Louis Charlett Woodworking Serving Tray for Breakfast in Bed Made in Maine USA in Brazilian Rosewood
  • Louis Charlett Woodworking Serving Tray for Breakfast in Bed Made in Maine USA in Brazilian Rosewood
  • Louis Charlett Woodworking Serving Tray for Breakfast in Bed Made in Maine USA in Brazilian Rosewood
  • Louis Charlett Woodworking Serving Tray for Breakfast in Bed Made in Maine USA in Brazilian Rosewood
  • Louis Charlett Woodworking Serving Tray for Breakfast in Bed Made in Maine USA in Brazilian Rosewood
  • $195.00

It’s everything that a serving tray should be: lightweight yet rugged, flat and spacious yet not oversized, elegantly beautiful yet pragmatically functional.

Hand hewn from a variety of the finest hardwoods, this tray features an exotic wood veneer in its center that glows beneath whatever the tray may hold, from a teapot to a sketchbook, and from breakfast in bed to cocktails on the porch.

The artist uses a superior oil-based finish that truly illuminates the delicate patterns of the woodgrain. At the same time, it will protect and preserve the veneer, repelling stains and moisture.  

Care for it as you would the surface of a dining table. This tray is made to last as an heirloom for generations of those who carry, who host, who welcome.

- Measures approximately 17.5” x 12.25”
- Brazilian Rosewood veneer
- Wipe clean with a damp sponge
- Do not submerge in water

About Brazilian Rosewood: Found only in the Atlantic forests of Southeastern Brazil. Habitat loss and over-harvesting has endangered this species. This veneer is from wood harvested prior to 1992 when protections began. The name derives from the aroma of freshly worked Rosewood. It’s delightful.

Louis Charlett has been designing and building hand-crafted fine furniture for over twenty-eight years. His wide diversity of work combines time-tested classic designs and joinery techniques with contemporary inspirations.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Charlett started his career as a civil engineer. Changing course in the mid-1970's, he moved to Maine. His new position as joinery shop foreman in a yacht building company introduced him to the world of woodworking.

In 1981, he heeded his creative call and started Charlett Woodworking, based out of his studio in New Gloucester, Maine. He has developed a unique blended style that pays homage to classic designs from Shaker chairs to Asian architecture.

Creating custom furniture designs for homes has shaped Charlett’s artistic process. Whether collaborating with his customers directly on an installation, or crafting pieces for his repertoire of  beautiful boxes and trays, Charlett lets each piece of woodwork tell its unique creation story.

From the artist: "I vividly recall, as a boy, walking in the woods and passing my hands over the bark of the trees as I went...feeling the different textures and feeling a connection. I still feel that connection to the wood each time I go into the studio. Enjoy my work, and thank you."

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