This small scrap wood tray works great for displaying small plants or candles. It only takes a few materials, uses an alternative way to add color to the wood, and is fun to make!
DIY Torched Scrap Wood Tray
You will need some two pieces of 1 x 4" wood cut to a length of 7".
You will also need four pieces of 1 x 2" wood cut to a length of 8.5".
Set the degrees on your miter saw to 45 when you make the cuts on your 1 x 2" pieces. This will be the outer edge/frame of your tray.
Your 1 x 2 " pieces should look like the following:
Once all of your cuts are made, use a propane torch to lightly char each side of each piece of the wood until it turns black. Make sure you aren't completely lighting your wood on fire or letting it burn for too long.
Once all your pieces are torched, take your wire brush and brush off the torched black part of the wood.
You should be left with each piece looking something like this:
Next, take your favorite finish and apply it to your wood and let it dry. I am using boiled linseed oil for my project.
Once dry, align your pieces and using a nail gun to attach the pieces.
You now have a torched scrap wood tray!