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awsome, hard, fun, enjoyable.
this is a fun but hard project!

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  • Step 1

    Spray-paint your drawer pulls—top and bottom—if desired. Follow the directions on the can.

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

    Draw your pattern with pencil. (Many of you talented artists could probably skip this step, grab your paintbrush, and go for it. I’m not one of you, so I had to sketch it first.)

  • Step 3

    Start painting over the lines. Work top to bottom, left to right (if you’re right-handed), so you don’t smear the paint. Apply thickly so you will only need one coat. (I used this same technique on this tabletop.) Let dry for several hours. Erase any stray pencil marks when dry.

  • Step 4

    Using wood filler, fill the holes where the hinges attached on the back. Let dry. Sand smooth with a piece of sandpaper. Wipe off the sanding dust

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

    Attach felt pads on the bottom at each corner.

  • Step 6

    Measure, mark, and drill the holes for your handles. The left ones were pre-drilled on mine, so I matched the placement on the right.

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

    Screw on the handles. You’re done!

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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
Didn't you read the agreement that what you post is your own work? It's not cool trying to pass of another person's hard work as your own.
Aurore · Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FR · 17 projects

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holy moly...I thought you BOUGHT this and tried to claim it as your own. Very nice! Looks like a $50 tray from an upscale store!
Apricot · Sacramento, California, US
Very pretty
Patsy S.
Patsy S.
Very Elegant!
Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Beautiful Happy
Sarah K.
Sarah K. · York, England, GB

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