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Collector's Display Tray Woodworking Plan

Collector�s Display Tray Woodworking Plan

Our Price: $7.95

Product Code: GR-01341


This gridwork shadow box highlights a few of your favorite things. Back in the o-l-d days of publishing (our Editorial Content Chief had just started at WOOD magazine, sweeping the shop), printers sorted lead blocks of lettering for printing presses in trays such as this one, earning the drawers the moniker "printer's trays." As technology made this storage obsolete, the compartmentalized trays became prized by collectors to display miniatures and other small items. Finding an authentic antique printer's tray in good condition can be difficult and costly. Luckily, with a few evenings of work, you can create a new one.

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WOOD Issue 282, July 2022