We resurrected our Friday coffee group at work and the Galoot Coffee Caddy has been pressed back into service! I made this last year when our group of four became a group of five. Besides accommodating more than the disposable cardboard carriers, it is reusable and much cooler!
This was a fun project with a surprising amount of joinery: dado, stop dado, half-lap, double mortise and tenon, and dovetails. The wood was some mystery "mahogany" which I think is some kind of Philippine or Luan type. I selected only the more dense of the boards as some was too spongy or "popcorny".
Here's the final dry fit:
And a series of the caddy being disassembled down to it's separate components:
After glue-up - first unfinished, and then with a coat of mineral oil:
A close-up of the dovetails. I just love the contrast between end grain and long grain after it has been oiled.
And final shot of the caddy alongside its mock-up. I don't usually do mock-ups, but since the sizing was critical, I wanted to make sure I got it right.
A fun project that makes me happy every Friday! Viva Caffeine!