Oval Wooden Serving Tray

A Prototype in Progress

We have long planned on creating an Oval Serving Tray. This is still a work in progress.

To make our prototype, we used a solid block of Cherry measuring 23″ x 16″ x 1 3/4″ (three pieces were joined together).

The two images below represent the Serving Tray after the initial carving.



An edge profile was then routed on the inside and outside surfaces of the Tray’s wall.


The inside dimensions are 14″ x 21″ yielding 230.79 square inches of hospitality.


There’s No Place Like Home

In the words of John Howard Payne ~

There’s No Place Like Home


You will soon see the entire piece on the Wall Art section of our products page.

Jim & Rebecca

Sneak Preview

Sola Gratia (By Grace Alone)
Sola Fide (By Faith Alone)
Solus Christus (By Christ Alone)
Sola Scriptura (By Scripture Alone)
Soli Deo Gloria (Glory To God Alone)


You will soon find our new Five Solas Wall Art on the Wall Art section of our products page.

Jim & Rebecca

What Exactly is Book-Matched?

Occasionally, I am asked about book-matching. What exactly is book-matching?

To enhance the beauty of wood’s grain, I choose to resaw one solid piece of wood and book-match the two resulting halves. I use this particular technique on our wooden Serving Trays and on some our inspirational Wall Art.

Here are the steps taken:

In this particular application, I start with 6/4 Cherry –


After sizing the lumber and squaring it up on my jointer, I set the fence on my band saw to resaw the Cherry vertically, right down the center –



After the cut –

I liken it to opening the pages of a good book – revealing the mysteries within –






I then machine a glue joint on the two halves and join the two. The image below is of the joined pieces with a clear hand-rubbed oil finish –


The image below is of the joined pieces with our warm stain and hand-rubbed oil finish as used on our wood Serving Trays –



Almost Complete ~ Five Solas Wall Art

The Five Solas is almost ready for assembly. The carving is complete and the hand-painting is almost finished. The frames are assembled and will soon be mounted.
We plan to have our new Five Solas Wall Art ready to ship late next week. This new piece will be featured on the Wall Art section of our products page.

Jim & Rebecca

Our New Serving Tray

We are excited about the release of our new Serving Tray. It should be up on our website within the next few days.


We wanted to make an uncarved Serving Tray available to our customers ~ for those with a preference for simplicity and a reduced cost.


This Tray will be available for $185.00. Contact us if you are interested before it becomes available on our website.