A reclaimed wood serving tray is the most recent woodworking project I have completed. When the girlfriend shows you a serving tray on Pinterest, you think to yourself, “Why buy one, when you can make one?” So that is what I did!

I found aged scrap wood from some other household project, spliced the wood to expose its beautiful long grains, cut and glued the pieces into a chevron pattern for the base. I then got out the olsander to make it as smooth as a baby’s bottom, no splinters needed when serving breakfast in bed. I completed the frame with rough-cut strip board. Put the base and the frame together with finishing nails and I cleaned up the joints and edges, sanded some more and stained and sealed it all up.

For the final touches, we found handles at the local hardware giant and the metal edgings we had left over from another piece she created. We couldn’t be happier with the end result! Pictures are below in the album. Let me know what you think in the comments. I would love to hear from you.

If interested in a piece like this for yourself, reach out to me on my contact page.

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