With the holidays coming up, these trays will be perfect for serving up fabulous food to your guests! Plus, two of these trays can be made from one quarter sheet (2′ x 4′) of 1/2″ plywood which makes it very inexpensive. This is also a project that can be completed in an afternoon! Yay!
There are two sizes listed in the cut list – the large tray measures 14″ x 20″ x 3″, and the small tray measures 12″ x 18″ x 3″.
- 1-1/4″ brad nails or screws
- Finishing Supplies
- One quarter sheet of 1/2″ plywood
For the Large Tray:
- 1 – 13″ x 19″ – Bottom
- 2 – 4″ x 13″ – Handles
- 2 – 3″ x 19″ – Sides
For the Small Tray:
- 1 – 11″ x 17″ – Bottom
- 2 – 4″ x 11″ – Handles
- 2 – 3″ x 17″ – Sides
Click on the drawings for a larger view!
1. Cut the pieces for the handles. Cut the handle using a 1″ hole saw or paddle bit spacing them at 4″ from the center of each hole. Connect the holes by drawing a straight line, then cut out with a jigsaw. Attach the handle pieces to the bottoms using glue and brad nails or countersunk screws.
2. Cut the pieces for the sides. Attach using glue and brad nails or countersunk screws.
Finish as desired!
It would also be really cool to arrange pictures or vintage postcards in the bottom of each tray and have a piece of glass cut to cover them. they could be swapped out as the holidays (or moods) change!
Until next time,