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Nice Useful Serving Tray03|09|13
I ran into this tray while browsing Ana White's site. Here is a link: http://ana-white.com/2011/04/serving-tray
It looked easy and something I could do with what wood and materials I had laying around the garage. Others had made some nice versions of the tray and it would be useful around the home.
Overall size is 27" x 13.5" Tray size is 21" x 12"
No glue is used except on the dowel handles and the buttons to cover the countersunk screws.
The frame is attached to the tray with 1.5" wood screws. I added the brass screws at each corner to give it an industrial look.
I distressed the top edges to accelerate the used look a bit.
About $1.50 but if I had to buy everything it would run about $15.
Length of Time:
A couple of days only because staining and adding the antique oil finish takes forever!
The tray is built of pine. I sanded everything to 320 grit and the exposed areas to 1000 grit. I know that is over-kill but it was fun. I cleaned between sandings with mineral spirits which also act as a wood pre-conditioner.
The frame is stained with black Kona and the tray with Cherry with a little Kona in it to darken it a bit.
Finally two applications of antique oil finish.