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Tea trolleys usually vary from about 28 in (71 cm) to 30 in (76 cm) high, 22 in (56 cm) to 27 in (68 cm) long and 14 in (36 cm) to 18 in (46 cm) wide, with wood sections as light as possible consonant with overall rigidity. If the corner posts are square section (531:1) then the rails can be tenoned in as 531:3, with the 1/4 in (6 mm) veneered plywood trays grooved into
531 Tea trolleys/wagons

the rails and posts. Thinner posts (531:4) may require the end rails tenoned through and wedged, and the long rails dowelled in. The trolley ends should be glued up first, the grooves extended into the posts, the tray bottoms cut and a trial assembly made to see that everything fits...

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Butler’s trays

This old form of carrying tray was usually made in two forms: a tall variety on X legs with a turned centre spindle connecting the legs, and the low stool variety illustrated in 529. The

528 Preformed tray with bent plywood base and solid sides and ends. Designed by Ernest Joyce MSIA

former were about 29 in (737 mm) high and the latter 18 in (457 mm) high, with an elliptical top about 39 in (981 mm) by 30 in (762 mm) when fully opened. The fixed top was usually panelled to prevent casting, but modern versions are veneered plywood, etc. with the wings in carefully matched solid wood. The ellipse should be laid out as described under Workshop geometry, Chapter 40, and the wings are connected with ordinary back flap hinges...

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Unforgetable World-Class Design Style of Wooden Japanese Interior

Artistic and minimalist Sofa in Open Space Living Room Design Idea Since you are Japanese movie fans, you will have a imagination about what Japanese interior design looks like. At least, you can find the interior design in your favorite Japanese animations suchRead More

Sensational Rocking Chair With Unique and Stylish Artistic Design

The Designer touch In Your Home with Satellite Glossy Rocking Chair Image Credit: housedesignbuzz If you think a rocking chair only remind you of an old man or woman sitting in the porch watching people on the street, then you must see these pictures belowRead More

Miscellaneous furniture

TEA TRAYS Tea trays

A simple tray which illustrates the technique of preforming is illustrated in 525 to 528. This was originally designed some years ago, but is still in demand owing to its exceptional lightness (1 lb 2 oz [510 g]) combined with the overall rigidity, absence of whip under load and great strength which the curved bottom imparts to it. It is made up from a sheet of 1/16 in (1.5 mm) birch plywood veneered both sides and cold pressed with resin glue between two formers/forms, either in a press or between G-cramps/C- clamps. Grooves are worked in the 7/8 in (22 mm) by 5/16 (8 mm) sides cut from the solid, and in the moulded end-grips into which the shaped bottom is glued. The glue joint between the sides and end-grips is further reinforced

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Figure 514 shows a clean, timeless example in solid English oak designed and made by Kenneth Marshall for Pauntley Church. Gloucestershire, England. 515 illustrates a similar design but uses solid frame and panel construction for the ends.

Solid wood must always be considered the right and appropriate material for church work, and anything else but a poor substitute, particularly in older buildings.


Two forms of lectern are shown in 516, while 517 gives details of adjustable lecterns where both the height and the angle of the top can be varied. Figure 517:1 shows a variable height top with a boxed-up standard and a 11/4 in (32 mm) central shaft a sliding fit...

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