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Easy Reclaimed Wood Farmhouse Tray

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
    on Jan 17, 2017

    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
    on Jan 18, 2017

    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
    Deb Heimerdinger
    on Mar 3, 2017

    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
    on Apr 1, 2017

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

  • Patt
    Patt Arvada, CO
    on Apr 2, 2017

    Very cool

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