This wooden tray / carrier was a gift to my wife to carry casseroles and “fixins” to church suppers and picnics. It is constructed of 1/2″ Red Oak hewn from a tree that stood on her father’s farm in Illinois, and features box-joint corners and a removable center divider. It is approximately 22-1/2″ x 15-1/2″ (Big enough to hold a couple of 9×5 loafs or 9″ pies, or a 9×12 cake on either side of the divider with a little “wiggle room” left over).
The bottom and divider are 1/4″ red oak and dadoed into the sides. The bird/heart design on each side was painted on before the entire carrier was finished with several coats of satin polyurethane.
– Robert A. Blake; Mt. Airy, NC