We were asked to create an open topped box that could sit on top of a dresser to catch the contents of pockets and protect the dresser top. The owner wanted it to be deeper than a traditional tray so it could hold phone, keys, wallet, change, badges etc.
We used African Mahogany with Purpleheart accents on the corners and around the inside. In the center of the floor, we inlayed a strip of patterned Maple, Oak and Purpleheart. Given the relative abuse this catch tray was going to get, we applied 14 layers of hand rubbed, oil based, full gloss polyurethane.