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.
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.
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".
I attached the long sides first, screwing in through what would be the bottom of the tray.
I then attached the end side pieces.
Next, I put one screw on each corner--these screws are visible.
I then attached the final two pieces of the bottom of the tray.
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.
Some added handles were the finishing touch for this tray.
It is heavy because it is all oak--substantial.
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!
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