Mid Century Modern Serving Tray (WNW)
I first built this tray over 40 years ago in seventh grade shop class. My parents used it for a number of years, and then it came with me when I moved out and has been in use in our home since then.
It is an excellent beginners project, since it has only 5 pieces, and has VERY basic joinery. The handles and sides don't even join at the corners. So it is very easy to build.
And yet the result has those classic curves and angles of mid-century modern, and I think the fact that I still have and use the original tray proves that it stands the test of time.
You can watch a build here.