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Tom Trimmins




Tom Trimmins

steam bent loop oval tray made in UK by Tom Trimmins for AUTHOR

Regular price £285 Sale

Steam bent and expertly made from reclaimed wood by Tom Trimmins in Islington, London.

Made from steam bent walnut, looped and fixed with a shaker style swallow-tail joint and copper tacks. Available in two sizes, the base of the tray is made from cork. The smaller size is also available with a leather base in a neutral colour way. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a bespoke leather colour.


  • Select 'Luxury Gift Wrapping' in BAG and, for £3.50 per gift ordered, we will wrap the gift beautifully in one of our luxury gift boxes with tissue paper, ribbon and seasonal decoration. We can also add a personalised message at no extra cost, which you can provide in the 'notes' section in CHECKOUT.


  • Small Size:
    Length: approx 29.5cm
    Width: approx 22cm
    Leg Size: approx 3.2cm

    Large Size:
    Length: approx 42cm
    Width: approx 29.5cm
    Leg Size: approx 3.2cm

  • These trays are made to order. Lead times are usually 6-8 weeks.

    Orders under £250 incur a delivery charge of £7. Standard Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £250. Excludes fragile or large pieces flagged as requiring specialist carriage; in these instances you must provide the AUTHOR team your contact details, and info about your order via our contact form and we'll reply to discuss your delivery needs and provide you with a delivery quote to complete your order. Or call us during office hours.


  • If you are ordering for delivery to an international address, you can check-out now and buy online in your local currency to secure your purchase, which will be zero VAT rated thereby reducing the price you pay by 20%. Currency conversion charges apply. Thereafter, the AUTHOR team will contact you promptly to complete your order by providing a shipping estimate, which will be charged separately by AUTHOR. Be assured, AUTHOR have negotiated competitive international shipping costs from reliable couriers. Please note, you may need to account for import VAT, duties/customs to the country being delivered to; AUTHOR is here to help with this. If you want to talk to the Author team first before ordering, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Also note, you have the option of a full refund should any issues arise in arranging international delivery.


  • This item is not intended for use outside or in high humidity areas such as bathrooms or other extreme environments. The wood can be cleaned with a duster from time to time as it is already coated in eco-friendly oil. If the surface is damaged, you can repair it by wiping a small amount of the oil over the area with a paper towel.
Why we love this product

A lovely looping tray on four little feet.

Tom Trimmins combines traditional cabinet-making skills, like the beautiful swallow-tail joint, with contemporary techniques, such as the steam bent shape, to make these wonderfully simple and sophisticated trays. The fine bend of timber displays the exquisiteness of the wood which has been chosen specifically for its distinctive look. Little wood is used as possible to make these mirrors in order to be sustainable and nothing goes to waste. Available in two sizes with a cork base, the smaller size is also available in a leather base that is in a neutral colour way. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a bespoke leather colour.

It's the small elegant details such as the hand cutting of the swallow-tail joints, the hand turned legs or the copper tacks that put a smile on your face every time use this tray.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Patricia Saling
Thanks for the follow-through on the Loop Oval Tray

I was very happy to hear that the recipients of the Loop Oval Tray were surprised and very pleased with their gift. Despite the time lag from ordering to receipt, I completely recognize the reasons for the delay and am thrilled that my friends have received their gift. Hopefully, I'll be able to see it in their home sometime soon!