Wooden Serving Tray | Brazilian Rosewood

Louis Charlett

The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine Woodworking Artist Louis Charlett Breakfast in Bed Wooden Serving Tray with Handles Brazilian Rosewood Made in USA
  • The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine Woodworking Artist Louis Charlett Breakfast in Bed Wooden Serving Tray with Handles Brazilian Rosewood Made in USA
  • The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine Woodworking Artist Louis Charlett Breakfast in Bed Wooden Serving Tray with Handles Brazilian Rosewood Made in USA
  • The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine Woodworking Artist Louis Charlett Breakfast in Bed Wooden Serving Tray with Handles Brazilian Rosewood Made in USA
  • The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine Woodworking Artist Louis Charlett Breakfast in Bed Wooden Serving Tray with Handles Brazilian Rosewood Made in USA
  • $195.00

This handmade wooden serving tray with handles exhibits a modest elegance.

All desired elements for 'breakfast in bed' or 'to carry the tea' are well-represented in this fine example of a serving platform. For example, it is lightweight showcasing economic use of natural materials. It is also spacious exemplifying a functional form softened by thoughtfully rounded corners at every turn. 

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. Think beyond the norm and consider using to support a sketchbook.

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
- Cherry handles and contrasting 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, which is delightful.

There have been studies that prove physical connection with animals in zoos often encourages people to protect and care for the well being of those animals significantly more than if they had never experienced contact. We wonder, could it be the same for wood?

We hope that seeing such beauty in a unique specimen will make those who admire this example really consider the sourcing of materials. We are grateful to Lou for educating us regarding protections for hardwoods and appreciate his minimal use of material in his woodworking designs. 

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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