FAQ: How To Make A Wooden Tray With Handles?

How do I make a homemade wooden tray?

How to make a wooden tray

  1. Step 1: Cut base panels. I cut the base panels out of 1×8 boards.
  2. Step 2: Cut top strips.
  3. Step 3: Stain boards.
  4. Step 4: Make pocket holes.
  5. Step 5: Attach boards.
  6. Step 6: Build a tray base.
  7. Step 7: Attach sides.
  8. Step 8: Apply finish and add hardware.

How do you waterproof a wooden tray?

There are three surefire ways to waterproof your wood for years to come.

  1. Use linseed or Tung oil to create a beautiful and protective hand-rubbed finish.
  2. Seal the wood with coating of polyurethane, varnish, or lacquer.
  3. Finish and waterproof wood simultaneously with a stain-sealant combo.

What to give with a serving tray?

Lights, flowers, candles, perfumes, photos, and jewelry are just some of the things you can put on your tray to both keep things organized and looking good. A simple white tray on this bedroom dresser holds a lamp, a delicate stem, and a few beauty essentials.

What kind of wood should I use for a serving tray?

If you choose that option, be sure to use stock that is suitable for cutting boards, such as walnut, cherry, maple, birch, or other closed pore hardwoods. Woods such as oak and mahogany, are best avoided due to their open pores that can trap food particles and collect bacteria. Rip the strips for the tray.

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