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Make use of old wood with this simple DIY!
Create your own DIY serving tray from old wood, in a rustic-but-beautiful style!

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  • How to make a tray. DIY Rustic Wood Serving Tray - Step 1
    Step 1

    For this tutorial, I'm re-using some old recycled wood. You can use almost any wood if you want though, new or old.

  • How to make a tray. DIY Rustic Wood Serving Tray - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut your wood into three sections for the base and four smaller sections for the sides.

  • How to make a tray. DIY Rustic Wood Serving Tray - Step 3
    Step 3

    If you want to apply paint, I recommend doing this before affixing the wood together. You can paint all seven sections, or just the four sides - which is what I'm doing for mine.

  • How to make a tray. DIY Rustic Wood Serving Tray - Step 4
    Step 4

    Apply wood glue between the three pieces of wood that will make the base and clamp together whilst they dry.

  • How to make a tray. DIY Rustic Wood Serving Tray - Step 5
    Step 5

    Nail the four sides into the base using a hammer and nails.

  • How to make a tray. DIY Rustic Wood Serving Tray - Step 6
    Step 6

    Drill two holes on two opposite sides of the tray and feed rope through to make two handles.

  • How to make a tray. DIY Rustic Wood Serving Tray - Step 7
    Step 7

    Enjoy your new serving tray!

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