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xx   TRAY

Breakfast-in-bed tray has a walnut frame with sculptured curves. Tray has maple edging surrounding a walnut plywood center.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #35 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 34

Photo shows bed table 20"x15"x10-1/2" high made from 1/2" plywood. Est. cost: $6.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 40

Tip: Parquet bed tray. Parquet wood floor tiles are glued to a plywood base. Tray is edged on three sides with a spindle railing and there are 10" long 2"x2" legs at each corner. Estimated cost: $29.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 75

Wooden bed tray has folding legs. Est. cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1987 (v.65#7) pg. 85, 138

Bed tray made from wood has mallard duck cutouts in end panels. Est. cost: $30.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1988 (v.66#7) pg. 122, 126

Sunday Morning "breakfast in bed" set includes a bed jacket, tray mat, napkin, bed throw, hanging bed pocket, and a folding wooden bed tray.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 26 1979 (v.92#9) pg. 74, 148

Slatted serving tray with legs that let it be used as a bed tray.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 69, 136

Breakfast tray designed for eating in bed. Side legs that raise the tray are pockets formed by dowels and are designed to hold magazines, books, etc. Tray measures 32"x15" and has a lip on all four sides.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 9

Portable picnic table has folding legs. Top is slatted and measures 32"x21". The unit is about 15" tall when setup. It is similar to a serving tray for use in bed.
HOME MECHANIX #686 Jun 1985 (v.81) pg. 73, 79

Oriental motif bed tray.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #423 Aug 1963 (v.59) pg. 124

Roll-around bed table features two pedestals which straddle a twin-size bed. Can also be used as a serving buffet. Fold-down leaves open up to make the top seven feet long.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1974 (v.141#6) pg. 156

Sturdy, lightweight lap desk or bed tray has cloth base filled with foam beads that allows the wooden tray top to stay level on uneven surfaces. When used as a writing desk, supplies can be stored under the top.
SUNSET Oct 1987 (v.179#4) pg. 114

Child's bed tray or lap desk of oak veneer plywood. Has storage bins that slide in and out to hold papers, books, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 26 1982 (v.46#2) pg. 77, 138

Breakfast-in-bed tray/carrier. Outer frame features two deep "pockets" designed to hold the tray above your legs while lying in bed. They also serve to hold magazines, bottles, etc. The center tray is removable and may be used separately.
WOODSMITH #39 May-Jun 1985 pg. 14, 18

Folding bed table features a thin wooden lath which acts as a spring. Reprint of a 1943 article.
WOODWORKER Sep 1993 (v.97#9) pg. 114

Bed table (tray) with folding legs. Top measures 20"x12". Reprinted from July 1944 issue.
WOODWORKER Jul 1994 (v.98#7) pg. 98

Contemporary styled serving tray (breakfast tray) is designed for use as a bed tray. The legs pull out of the tray for easy storage.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1982 (v.6#5) pg. 28

Bed-and-breakfast tray. Wooden tray with a marquetry sunburst design also tilts up for a writing, reading or drawing surface. Tray measures 15"x21" and is supported on two short folding legs for use in bed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1989 (v.13#6) pg. 37

Tray-table. A large serving tray (13"x19") that doubles as a bed table with short legs that fold down from under the tray. A separate pair of longer legs turn into a small table or snack tray.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1967 (v.23#3) pg. 7

Wooden serving tray (13"x21") features short (8") folding legs allowing the tray to bridge your lap or legs. Perfect for meals in front of the TV, breakfast in bed, etc. The tray features a large band sawn dovetail at each corner.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1994 (v.50#1) pg. 26