This tray can be used for many purposes such as a noodle board, dining room table tray, or perfect for setting on an oversized ottoman.
It is one of those super simple products that looks like it was complicated, but it isn’t!
At a cost of around $15-20 for supplies, and a selling price of $40-60, it is a great product to add to your shop. This is also a great item to personalize with a last name or quote. Offer it as a housewarming gift or a paint party item.
- 4) 1×6 pine boards cut at 28 inches long
- 2) 1×4 pine boards cut at 22 inches long
- 1″ screws OR 1″ narrow crown staples or brad nails
- two handles
To assemble the boards, put the 1x6s face down and line up. Slide the 1x4s under the 1×6’s on the edges. Line the edges so that they are flush like pictured above.
I use another scrap board to help keep all the boards lined up and flush as I staple.
Make sure you are square and the boards aren’t at an angle.
Staple your boards together with a crown stapler, or
Screw the boards together from the back side with 1″ screws. I prefer trim head screws, they do not crack or split the wood.
Once you have all it together, flip it back over so the front is facing up.
Sand the faces and edges.
Measure and pre-drill your holes for handles. Use a small drill bit to pre-drill, just a small one helps prevent the wood from splitting.
Before you put the handles on, put on your stain or paint or whatever you are doing to finish it.
You can also add a coat of butcher block oil on to make it food safe.
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