Handmade trays

tray baseAt PilgrimWaters we proudly focus on a modern handmade aesthetic. Our design sensibility is grounded in strong functional designs. These simple, clean and functional trays are for everyday living.  In some ways our products echo Scandinavian design with a modern twist.

The trays are hand screen printed in small batches with large unique patterns and designs by Susy. Then Keith expertly manufactures each component of the trays in South Boston Massachusetts USA.

Our trays are strong, bold and elegant. They have a practical multifunctional purpose and come be combined with a base that fit directly into the tray when not in use. In addition, they are reversible revealing designs on their bases.

We carefully select prime wood stock for the trays, paying particular attention to the grain and color, that's integral to the trays. The stock is then cut to length and milled for the handle openings and the box joints.
Large silkscreens with the exposed print image are prepared for ink. Each piece of wood is carefully placed on the table and printed. The sides can be printed four at a time.
We buy boards, cut and mill the wood, create designs for silkscreens, mix inks, use squeegees to print, sand and finish our trays with our own hands.  We proudly to say our trays are handmade.
With the pieces printed they are spray finished with a polyurethane satin finish. Clamps are used to secure the sides together while the glue sets. Once dry the base are firmly attached with a nail gun. A final light sand is applied to take-off any rough edges.  Watch the YouTube video by The Grommet for more details.