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Easy Reclaimed Wood Farmhouse Tray

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As a challenge my friends and I were to create something from a piece of reclaimed wood. I had an old pine bookshelf that my husband and I made about 30 years ago that was no use anymore but the wood was useful.
That's where I decided to use a piece of it and make an elevated tray, farmhouse style!
  • easy reclaimed wood farmhouse tray
All I needed were two drawer pulls from my furniture building stash. Four premade legs, from Lowe's, and four 3" wood screws.
  • easy reclaimed wood farmhouse tray
To start, I dipped the legs in a gallon of stain and wiped off excess.
And allowed them to dry.
  • easy reclaimed wood farmhouse tray
I sanded my reclaimed wood board and drilled holes for the legs to go on. Then screwed the legs to the board.
  • easy reclaimed wood farmhouse tray
Then measured for the handles, drilled holes, and attached them.
  • easy reclaimed wood farmhouse tray
  • easy reclaimed wood farmhouse tray
It was super easy to do!
  • easy reclaimed wood farmhouse tray
And the tray is very functional. It can be used on the table as a server, in the livingroom as a busy tray, or for snacking, tablet use, or even as a bed tray!
  • easy reclaimed wood farmhouse tray
Because of the so many uses, I'll need to make a few more. Each family member can have one.
  • easy reclaimed wood farmhouse tray
I like the style for the kitchen.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Scrap Wood   (Reclaimed from bookshelf)
  • 2 Drawer Pulls   (Hardware Store)
  • Premade Furniture Legs   (Lowe's)
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To see more: http://redoityourselfinspirations.blogspot.com/2016/10/diy-rustic-farmhouse-tray.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen Chattanooga, TN

    This is gorgeous! What is the width of the board? I have a 140+year old board I need to repurpose and this is an excellent use for it.

  • Carol
    Carol Siletz, OR

    I'm going to use an old dining table leaf that I picked up out of the gutter (lol) and I know that the gorgeous fruitwood will be wonderful!!!

  • Deb Heimerdinger

    Best project I've seen in awhile. This will be great for extra room at family meals. main dish underneath and salad bowl and vegetable bowl, etc. on top.

  • Aimee
    Aimee Colorado Springs, CO

    Oh my goodneess...cutest idea ever!! I have to make one of these! Go you!!

  • Patt
    Patt Arvada, CO

    Very cool

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