Ash Hardwood Herringbone Ottoman Tray (28 in x 17 in)
Gorgeous Handmade Hardwood Ottoman Tray for your decorating and entertaining dreams!
(My wife's description above, now here's mine)
This baby is made out of Hard Wood! No cheap alternatives. It's unlike any other ottoman tray you've likely ever encountered before...in fact, I only call it an ottoman tray because my wife insists that that's what it is... I disagree. I consider it a mini dining room table, that sits on your ottoman...or any number of other places in your house that you just wish you could have your dining room table with you... You can tell that it's a mini dining room table by the way it sounds when you set your beer down on it. Like Thor's hammer slamming into the side of a mountain. Next time there's a tornado or hurricane or earthquake in Nashville, I won't be heading into the basement, I'll be hiding under this thing, giggling at the pathetic storm outside. This thing is solid, it's sturdy. Yet sensitive and pretty when you need a shoulder to cry on. Just kidding, try not to cuddle with this thing, it's heavy, you'll get a black eye.
Now, on to the other details you might like to know.
This particular tray is made out of American Ash hardwood. Like all of our products, I hand select the rough stock wood from my local lumber yard here in Nashville, and cut and plane the rough wood myself to be used in the work you see here. Ash is one of the harder woods on the spectrum. Unlike lots of reclaimed wood, pine, or poplar, Ash is more durable and tougher to scratch...very difficult to scratch with your fingernail for example. Since it's harder and denser, it's also a bit heavier. These qualities make Ash a great wood for making items like this, and will be more durable and last longer.
However, like anything made out of real wood - you need to treat it with respect and take care of it. Though the final product is finished and treated and will resist stains, it's still a good idea to try and use coasters and make sure to clean up any spills.
The product has been finished with Danish Oil to seal and protect it.
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