DIY Serving Tray
Learn how to build a gorgeous serving tray using basic tools. This is a perfect project for beginners and makes a great handmade gift too.
- 1 Board , 1x8 , 96"
- 1 Board , 1x3 , 96"
- 3 Board , 1/4" x 2.5" , 72"
Hardware & Supplies
- 2 Pulls of your choice
- 10 1-1/4" pocket hole screws
- 50 1-1/4" finish nails
Cut List & Parts
- 4 Base pieces , 3/4" x 8" x 10"
- 20 Planks , Various
- 2 Long sides , 3/4" x 2.5 x 20"
- 2 Short sides , 3/4" x 2.5" x 16
Make cuts for the top pattern
Set the miter saw at 45 degrees and cut out planks from the 1/4" material to lay on the base pieces.
Cut them longer than needed.
Once the pattern is decided, stain them individually.
Attach top boards
Apply wood glue to the base pieces and glue the planks and leave overnight.
Once dry, cut off excess from all sides of the base pieces.
Attach base pieces
Attach base pieces together using 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws to form the tray base.
Attach 1x3 sideboards around the tray using wood glue and 1-1/4" finish nails.
Note - be sure to stain the sides separately before attaching.
Apply sealer and add hardware of your choice.
I find it really to use the Kreg hardware jig to ensure everything is perfectly centered.
Read more details on finish and get more tips and tricks - https://www.anikasdiylife.com/diy-wood-tray/
Full video of the project - https://youtu.be/IjNQVTcQnx0