These past couple months have been particularly trying. A trip to India, a demanding work schedule, three sick kids, Thanksgiving, followed by own sickness, really did me in. Christmas is quickly approaching and I’ve only just started to pull together ideas for Christmas gifts. When did December roll in and how is Christmas only two weeks away!?
I did manage to carve out a bit of time this week to crank out a Christmas gift, perfect for any adult, really, due to its versatility. Trays like this one, though obviously functional as a serving tray for guests, are also great to pull together odds and ends (books, flowers, candles, etc.) to display on a coffee or end table. My serving tray was simple to make and cost very little for the materials. Wooden serving trays can cost $50+ so this was a steal at less than $15 in (extra savings for wood stain on hand!).
1, 1″ x 4″ x 8′ pine board, cut to four 24″ long pieces
1, 1″ x 2″ x 8″ pine board, cut to two 13.5″ long pieces (or the total width of your above four boards)
2 drawer handles w/screws
First, cut your boards (or have your local hardware store cut for you!) so you have four, 1″ x 4″ x 25″ pieces and two, 1″ x 2″ x 13.5″ (or the total width of your four boards) pieces. *Note that lumber measurements are often generic therefore a 4″ wide board at your hardware store may actually measure 3.5″*