Friday, April 11, 2014

Reclaimed Wood Tray Tutorial & A Giveaway Announcement

I know, I know...rustic, reclaimed, salvaged wood are words used around here A LOT.  I love the stuff--give me a new load of reclaimed wood and I am like a kid in a candy store.  
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Where do I get my wood?  I am blessed to have a freind who is a cabinet maker.  He mainly makes rustic, Montana style cabinets.  He gives me his scraps and unusable pieces.  But, I also use a lot of pallet wood.  HERE is a previous post I did that answers some pallet questions such as where to find them, how to take the apart.  

I used some lovely reclaimed oak to make this tray.
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I started with four pieces cut 16" long.  I painted these.  Remember to paint the ends (I forgot and did it after I made the tray) and sides of the two outside pieces.
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I then decided on which wood I would use for the sides to form the tray.  I cut two pieces 16" long and two 10".
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I attached the long sides first, screwing in through what would be the bottom of the tray.
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I then attached the end side pieces.
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Next, I put one screw on each corner--these screws are visible.
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I then attached the final two pieces of the bottom of the tray.
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I sanded it and used a mixture of coconut oil and Annie Sloan dark wax (which is food safe) to darken the wood and make it all purdy.
reclaimed wood tray http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/reclaimed-wood-tray-tutorial-giveaway.html
Some added handles were the finishing touch for this tray. 
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It is heavy because it is all oak--substantial.
reclaimed wood tray http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/reclaimed-wood-tray-tutorial-giveaway.html
Nice and sturdy and perfect for some lemonade, a pitcher of maragaritas, breakfast in bed... How would you use it?  
reclaimed wood tray http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/reclaimed-wood-tray-tutorial-giveaway.html
Coming MONDAY you will have a chance to win this tray.  I am teaming up with some other wonderful junking friends to bring you new junking projects, a link party and giveaways!  Be sure to tune in Monday morning for the fun!
reclaimed wood tray http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/reclaimed-wood-tray-tutorial-giveaway.html
Linking up at Funky Junk Interiors

10 comments:

  1. So jealous you get all that beautiful wood for free! LOVE how your tray turned out, the colors and textures are so pretty :)

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  2. I loved. Can I participate in the draw, I live in Brazil?
    kisses

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  3. You sure are lucky to get all that awesome free wood! :) Love your tray--your painting technique is so YOU, when I'm browsing Pinterest, your projects scream beyond the picket fence. I so love the colors, and the way you use them Becky.

    gail

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  4. I love the bright turquoise blue you use so often in you projects. Love this serving tray.

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  5. Where do you get your handles? I've noticed different ones you've used on other projects and they always stand out to me. They look very sturdy without being utilitarian. Love your tray!

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  6. This is such an awesome tray! I love that the colors are on the bottom and you left the sides. It is so cool you get that scrap wood, because you make such amazing things with it!

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  7. Becky you are so great at whipping up a reclaimed wood masterpiece and then painting it too!

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  8. Love your tray, Becky! It looks so sturdy and not fragile like a glass tray. If I had that darlin' tray, I'd load it up with a good ol' pitcher of Sweet Ice Tea and lemons and then go visit my neighbor :) TFS!

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  9. GORGEOUS tray! Your signature colours certainly make it shine!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!