DIY Serving Tray

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anikasdiylife added on 10/10/2019

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.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

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.

2

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.

3

Attach base pieces

Attach base pieces together using 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws to form the tray base.

4

Add sides

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.

5

Finishing steps

Apply sealer and add hardware of your choice. I find it really to use the Kreg hardware jig to ensure everything is perfectly centered.

6

See more

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

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 1x8, 96", Board  
(1) 1x3, 96", Board  
(3) 1/4" x 2.5", 72", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(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  

Extras:

https://www.anikasdiylife.com/diy-wood-tray/ Visit
https://youtu.be/IjNQVTcQnx0 Visit

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