Saturday, May 17, 2014

Diy Wooden Tray

Happy Saturday friends! I hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend. I have quite a few diys that I will be posting soon & I can't wait to show you. I've been out & about a lot this past week, mostly going to Lowe's because I keep coming up with ideas. It's probably a bad thing I live five minutes away from one, but I'm cranking out diys like it's my job & I'm loving it. This wooden tray is one of the diys & it's pretty easy to make!

Materials used:
Minwax Stain
Minwax polyurethane
Two 5/16 u-bolts
One - 1"x15"x15" pine round wood

Before any of the drilling began, I stained the round wood piece with a stain mix that I'm loving. I used two different kinds of Minwax stain (dark walnut & special walnut) & mixed them together to get this nice stain color. I then used Minwax polyurethane & let it sit overnight & then started drilling.



I drilled a 3/8 of an inch hole through the wood to install the u-bolts. On the bottom piece of the wood where I put the bolts on, I drilled a 5/8 hole about a quarter inch each, that way the nuts would fit in so it would be flush with the wood & look nice. After doing all of this & putting the u-bolts into the wood, I then marked on the u-bolt where I needed to cut off. The reason for this is to get the "flush" look. Once I marked where I wanted to cut off, I used a hack saw to cut off the part I didn't want & that was it!








I'm loving the way this wooden tray looks. I was originally going to paint the u-bolts black, but decided I like the look of the silver with the wood better. Have you made something similar? What do you think of the diy wooden tray? I'd love to know! As always, thanks for stopping by!

40 comments:

  1. I love this DIY! I appreciate how it's industrial and rustic...my favorite!!!

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    1. Two of my favorite things as well! So glad you love it :)

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  2. Katelyn, this try is so rustic and beautiful! I am swooning over the white bedroom too! Love! I'd love to have you link this up at my Skip The Housework Party http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/skip-housework-link-party-2/

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    1. You made my night, thank you! I linked up, thanks for the invite :)

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  3. Beautiful tray! The thickness of the wood makes it look so sturdy :)

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    1. Yes, I love how thick it is, it's very sturdy!

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  4. Love it! I've got a large round cheese board that would look really cool with handles!

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    1. Oh, I love that idea! It would look fantastic as a tray!

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  5. What a pretty tray! I think I need one! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday! xo

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  6. Love it! Did you get the round wood piece at Lowes too? Sad but the paint guys know me by name ;-) so don't feel too bad about being in there too much!

    Stacy
    www.anygirlcandoit.com

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    1. Hi Stacy! Yes, I purchased the wood piece at Lowe's for around $8. Haha, love that!

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  7. Gorgeous tray! I love the colour of stain you've used. And those handles just finish it off so nicely :)

    -Jenni
    www.thecommoncreative.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks Jenni! So glad you love the stain color & handles.

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  8. I absolutely love this - the stain is gorgeous and the simple design is completely stunning. I need to make me one of these for those cups of tea in bed! :)

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    1. You definitely brightened my day, thank you! It's perfect for those times.

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  9. I love your tray, and those handles!?! SO great!!

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    1. Ahh, hi! Thanks so much for following, that means a lot!

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  11. LOVE this tray, it's so pretty and rustic! Pinned :) Thanks so much for sharing it at The Makers!

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  12. This tray looks awesome. I love the round shape and rustic sides to it. I have just bought a big piece of timber for my laundry bench top reno and theres going to be a bit we'll trim off the edge so Im hoping to make a tray from the left overs - I always thought square but now Im thinking round is the way to go. Love this!

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  13. Love it! I really like that it's different from most trays (actually stylish). Pinning it!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Aww, that's so sweet, thank you!

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  14. It turned out great. I looks great, and it's so functional.

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  15. I love this! How cute. It would be pretty nifty to sit your laptop on in your lap too. I'm stopping by from the blog hop. Happy Thursday!

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    1. Love that idea! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  16. I love this! Good decision to keep the handles silver, rather than paint them black.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Alex @ Lavender's Blue

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    1. Glad I chose to keep them silver as well! Hope you have a great weekend.

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  17. I love this tray! So simple and elegant at the same time. Thanks so much for sharing it at my Creative Ways Link Party! I hope you'll bring more awesome posts to this week's party too!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  18. So pretty! Great idea! I featured your gorgeous tray in my latest post for Bright Settings! xo Heather http://www.brightsettings.com/BrightIdeas/10-summer-diy-decor-ideas/

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  19. Oh wow, thank you so much for featuring it, that means a lot!

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  20. I would like to appreciate your work and would like to tell to my friends.
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  21. I love this! I've been looking for the perfect serving tray, but never thought of making it a DIY project. Lovely idea! Just wondering....Do you think I could use cabinet hardware for a more decorative handle?

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  22. Why, its just beautiful!!! Loved it. Pinning it.

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