Curved Tray or Lap Desk in Laurel Burl

Louis Charlett

Wooden Tray or Lap Desk by Louis Charlett is made in Maine, USA of Laurel Burl
  • Wooden Tray or Lap Desk by Louis Charlett is made in Maine, USA of Laurel Burl
  • Wooden Tray or Lap Desk by Louis Charlett is made in Maine, USA of Laurel Burl
  • Wooden Tray or Lap Desk by Louis Charlett is made in Maine, USA
  • Wooden Tray or Lap Desk by Louis Charlett is made in Maine, USA of Laurel Burl
  • Wooden Tray or Lap Desk by Louis Charlett is made in Maine, USA of Laurel Burl
  • Wooden Tray or Lap Desk by Louis Charlett is made in Maine, USA
  • $90.00

This sleek and modern wooden tray acts as a great catchall, lap desk, or serving tray.

Ergonomic curves make it a pleasure when using as a lap desk. Simply rest the curved base on your leg as you recline on a comfortable seat and enjoy. The curve of the tray itself will support your forearm writing writing or holding a book or tablet.

With proper care, this tray can be used to serve food. Treat it just as you would your kitchen tabletop. Please be sure to never cut on the surface with a metal or ceramic knife. 

- Measures approximately 15" x 9.25" x 1.5" 
- Laurel burl veneer
- Wipe clean with a damp sponge
- Do not submerge in water

About Laurel "Musk" Burl: Worldwide, Laurel is a rather common tree with approximately 200 species. What is not common is to see a Laurel tree that has burls. This Laurel grows in Thailand and often goes by the local name "Musk" for its distinctive aroma when freshly cut.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Louis 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.

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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