Curved Tray

Louis Charlett

Curved Tray
  • Curved Tray
  • Curved Tray
  • Curved Tray
  • Curved Tray
  • Curved Tray
  • Curved Tray
  • Curved Tray
  • Curved Tray
  • Curved Tray
  • $70.00

This sleek and modern tray acts as a great catchall for jewelry and other personal items. With proper care, you can even use it as a serving tray for food.

Treat these curved trays just as you would your kitchen tabletop. If you'd like to serve food, be sure to never cut on the surface with a metal or ceramic knife or submerge in water.

- Measures 15" x 9.25" x 1.5"
- Wipe clean with a damp sponge
- Assorted Woods

Maine Apple Wood: Apple trees are not native to the Americas. They originated in Asia thousands of years ago and were brought to North America by European settlers. The wood in this tray is from a tree that grew in Maine.

Maine Birdseye Red Oak: This is a Maine wood, and it is very rare. In the artist's 38 years of working wood professionally, he has seen it only twice. Technically speaking, this is a 'cluster burl' and not a true birdseye. Nonetheless, it is a unique gift from the Maine woods to you.

Bubinga: The tree grows in the Central African country of Cameroon. With diameters of up to 8' and heights in excess of 100', the Bubinga Tree dominates its neighbors. Used for artists paint brush handles, this beautiful wood is also prized by musical instrument and furniture makers.

Flickering Cherry: Black Cherry with a most unusual chatoyance. It's possible this 'drape' curl or 'flickering' was initiated by some physical trauma to the tree - perhaps a lightning strike or fire. We will never know.

Japanese Tamo Ash: It is anecdotally reported that the 'peanut' figure found in Japanese Tamo Ash is caused by vines, which wrap themselves around the tree's trunk. Allegedly, propagators of the tree used to tie ropes around young plants to successfully duplicate the affects of the vines.

Pau Ferro Rosewood: Also known as Santos Rosewood, this variety is native to Bolivia and Brazil. It is known locally as the Leopard tree because of its spotted bark. Pau Ferro is highly prized by stringed instrument makers for fret boards.

Pommele Cherry: This is American Black Cherry with exceptional color. The Pommele figure is a curl that resembles the pommels on a saddle.

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Louis Charlett started his career as a civil engineer. He changed course in the mid-1970s when he moved to Maine. Taking a position as joinery shop foreman in a yacht building company, he was introduced to the world of woodworking. In 1981, he headed his creative call and started Charlett Woodworking as a self-taught woodworker and artist.

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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