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DIY Wooden Tray

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Hi guys, it’s Sarah from Little Red Brick House here and I’ve got a DIY Wooden Tray to share with you. Today I wanted to share another quick and easy DIY wooden tray with you. It’s a cute piece that works well on a coffee table, kitchen table, counter- pretty much anywhere. I love to use trays around the house to gather things like magazines, TV remotes, or other items that might otherwise be left strewn about.

DIY Wooden Tray | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Wooden Tray Materials & Tools:

  • (1) 1×4 board @ 6 feet
  • (3) 1.5″ wide poplar boards @ 4 feet
  • wood glue
  • nails and nail gun (you could use a hammer too)
  • stain of your choice
  • drill bit
  • your choice of drawer pulls

First I cut my wood to size. I had two 1×4 boards at 16 inches long and two 1×4 boards at 10 inches long. Then I cut my poplar boards into seven 16 inch pieces.

DIY Wooden Tray | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Next, I glued and nailed my 1x4s to create a box, making sure that the longer boards were on the outside.

DIY Wooden Tray | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I placed my poplar board evenly spaced across the top of the box frame. Then I glued and nailed those down one by one.

DIY Wooden Tray | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE
DIY Wooden Tray | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I stained the newly created tray with Rustoleum weathered gray stain and then went over that with Minwax Provincial.

DIY Wooden Tray | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

After that was all dry I drilled starter holes into each end of the tray for my screws and then screwed the drawer pulls on.

DIY Wooden Tray | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE
DIY Wooden Tray | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE
DIY Wooden Tray | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE
DIY Wooden Tray | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE
DIY Wooden Tray | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I love the weathered look of the stain so much!

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