Hey there! I’m so glad to have you here. This week, not only will I be posting one DIY project, but I’ll actually be posting three. These will be simple home decor projects that are perfect for beginners and low on cost. The first of this week’s projects is a wood serving tray that I made entirely out of scrap wood, aside from the handles.
Also, stay tuned! With the third DIY I’ll have a pretty big announcement for you guys that I’m very excited for.
- Miter Saw
- Brad Nailer
- Palm Sander
- Measuring Tape
- 1 x 6 x 72″
- 1 x 4 x 72″
- Wood Glue
- Wood Stain
Step 1 – Cut
After cutting these pieces, I sanded each smooth with 220 grit sandpaper on my powered palm sander.
Step 2 – Assemble
To assemble the tray, I first dry-fit all the pieces together. Then, I added wood glue between the 13″ boards to create the bottom of the tray. I attached the mitered side pieces using wood glue and my Ryobi 18v Brad Nailer.
Here is a closer shot of the mitered side pieces once attached.
Step 3 – Stain
This project is easy to customize to fit your desired style as you can choose the color as well as the handles. I chose to stain my serving tray with Minwax Wood Stain in “Espresso” to go with the rustic black handles I picked out. I may have also subliminally chosen this color due to my slight coffee addiction… But that’s a topic for another day.
Step 4 – Attach Handles & Enjoy!
I chose these handles from Home Depot as they are cute, rustic and way affordable. That’s a combination I just can’t pass up. I attached them with the provided screws as you can see in the photo above.
This little serving tray is a really simple project that adds some handmade style to your home. If you’re just getting started with the DIY hobby, this is a great project to break ground with.
Thanks for stopping by! Check back in later this week for my next project.