This Do-it-yourself projects category features a collection of DIY free woodworking plans to build many types of trays from woodworking related web sites. The woodworkers construction information found on these sites range in quantity and quality.
This 3 tier wooden tray would be perfect in the kitchen for holding fruit or what ever you wish. Just click on the link and follow along as she build this tiered tray. Don't let the angles scare you away. Beautiful.
Learn how to build your own scotch tray using these free step-by-step instructions. you can either start with a thick chunk of wood like was done here or something thinner. Just follow these instructions.
If you have a young one who is into building all things lego, then you need to build them this handy lego tray. Store pieces on one side and build on the other. It even has handles for them to transport from room to room.
This Shaker dining room tray is adapted from Ejner Handbergs book Shop Drawings for Shaker Furniture and Woodenware, vol. 1 (Berkshire House). It was a feature article in issue 5 of Woodworking Magazine and constructed by editor Christopher Schwarz.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a dovetailed tray that could be used for silverware or just about anything. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
I actually love the look of plywood, especially Baltic birch plywood. It is virtually knot free and can be turned into something spectacular like this serving tray. Follow along at the link to build your own plywood serving tray.
This puzzle tray with storage is perfect for the family who enjoys doing puzzles but don't want to give up the table for a few days. This tray is low profile so it can slide under the sofa when you are ready to put it away for the day. Also, the storage area underneath holds loose pieces and keeps them from getting lost. Build it using the free plans at the link.
A simple yet useful tray can be made in a short time. Select a hard wood like maple or walnut and it will give you many years of service. Stain and seal with two coats of white shellac. Spar varnish will preserve the finish.
This stylish wooden serving tray is useful for carrying a meal into the TV room so you won not miss that important program while you eat. It is also convenient for serving meals to family members while they are convalescing in bed. Its sturdy construction and poplar wood give it strength to last for generations.
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