DIY Flexible Sofa Wooden Tray

6 Materials
30 Minutes

Until recently, there were no hard surfaces near Steph's couch to set snacks and beverages. We had seen this idea for a flexible hard surface on Pinterest and decided to give it a try!

Be sure to watch the video, it's really short, but it gives you the entire run down on how to make one. It can be customized to whatever size you need.
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diy flexible sofa wooden tray
The tray is made with 25 pieces of screen molding all cut to 12" each.
diy flexible sofa wooden tray
You can find screen molding in the wood molding section at Home Depot.
diy flexible sofa wooden tray
Mark the first piece at 12" and cut in a miter box with a saw. This piece can now be used to measure all the rest of the pieces.
diy flexible sofa wooden tray
Using a piece of 150 grit sandpaper, sand any rough ends and edges. Remove the paper labels from the back of the pieces.
diy flexible sofa wooden tray
If you're staining your tray do that now, let dry, then add a protective finish.
diy flexible sofa wooden tray
Lay the pieces right side down, line the ends up with a straight edge like a ruler.
diy flexible sofa wooden tray
Remove the protective paper from the self-stick felt and put on the back and you're done!
diy flexible sofa wooden tray
All rolled up.
diy flexible sofa wooden tray
This is a quick project that uses few tools and techniques. It makes a great gift! The size can be customized as well as the finishes to suit the recipient. 
diy flexible sofa wooden tray
For more detail please check out the video at top!
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3 of 4 questions
  • Tom14994536
    on Dec 30, 2017

    Where did you buy the sticky felt?

  • Ladydi
    on Dec 30, 2017

    Did you use Sticky Felt (as opposed to regular felt) to aid in keeping the wood aligned? Did you use regular or stiff sticky felt? Your ideas are always so very clever. Thanks so much!

    • Ladydi
      on Jan 6, 2018

      Whether or not "sticky felt" was used NOT the question! You need to re-read the question. The question was about the reason for its USE. Furthermore, why are uninformed people totally unrelated to the project answering questions that they know nothing about?

  • Cathy Waterstradt
    on Jan 16, 2018

    I was also thinking that when u said u can adjust the size that maybe it can also be adjusted to a size that u can turn it over and make a hard surface on the back to put puzzles together and then roll up as u are in the middle of it and need to stop. Like the puzzle felts they make but are really too soft in my opinion to use on carpet or floor for the puzzle to stay together. So maybe it could be reversible for multi uses. My question is do u think it could also be used in that way as well if u adjust the size?

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  • Janice
    on Jan 12, 2018

    That's Awesome!!
    Thank You, for Sharing a great idea.😊

  • Ginni
    on Jan 13, 2018

    I love this idea, and am also thinking that it would be great to have in a picnic basket - sometimes you just need a flat surface and ground is a little uneven... Puzzling on how to construct / attach some short legs for a mini, mobile table!

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