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Today I am all about the decorative wood tray. I love the one that I made last year. I move it all over my house, depending on my decorating mood. Right now it is on my kitchen island filled with a milk-glass vase of flowers and decorative iron orbs. Very cute, if you ask me!
This is a PERFECT beginner wood project! It uses very simple cuts (you can get your wood cut at Home Depot) and simple, readily available tools. I included safety tips in the video, so be sure to watch it all the way through prior to starting the project.
I know some of you really want to start creating DIY wood projects, and my biggest piece of advice for you is to “just do something”! You have to start somewhere. I love working with wood, but I will admit that I still toss an occasional project in the trash when it does not work out. I consider that to be part of the learning process! Do not let fear of failure keep you from trying!
I am going to suggest that you watch the video from start to finish before diving into this project. You can also download the WOOD TRAY PDF TUTORIAL (which contains your CUT LIST).
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Gather Your Materials
- Nail Gun,
- 18 gauge 1-1/4″ finish nails
- Orbital Sander (sandpaper or a sanding block may be used instead of this)
- Coarse Sandpaper (I used 120 grit)
- Wood Stain (I used Rustoleum Dark Walnut)
- T-shirt square to apply stain
- Chalk Paint (I like Rustoleum Linen White)
- Foam Brush to apply paint
- Decorative Drawer Pulls and screws
- Cordless Screwdriver to attach drawer pulls
Let’s Make A DIY Wood Tray
Feel free to get creative with painting and/or staining your tray! I used chalk paint, so there is no need for primer. Be sure to prime if you use a regular paint, otherwise, your paint will not stick. As far as the knobs/pulls go I always buy mine at Hobby Lobby when they are 50% off (which is quite frequently!). They have a great selection and you can get quite creative with them!
Happy DIYing, Friends!
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