Breakfast Tray

By RYOBI Nation

SKILL
easy

Serve up breakfast in style with this DIY Breakfast Tray!

Tools

  • Tape Measure
  • Brad Nailer
  • Jig Saw
  • Circular Saw
  • Rotary Tool
  • Drill
  • Orbit Sander

Accessories

  • 15 PC. ROUND SHANK BLACK OXIDE DRILL BIT SET

Materials

  • 1-1/2" x 18-Gauge Collated Nails
  • 1/4"-20 Lock Nuts
  • 1/4"-20 x 40mm Connecting Bolts
  • 21/32"x 18"x 48" Edge Glued Laminated Specialty Panel
  • Sandpaper: 150g, 220g & 320g
  • Wood Glue

Steps

Step 1

Cut out all material using Lumber & Sheet Cut Layout Guide. Some initial sanding can be done after cutting boards and panels. Sanding pieces prior to building can make the process easier before final assembly.

Tools

Miter saw or circular saw, rotary tool, tape measure, jig saw, sander

Step 2

Follow measurements in diagram on Page 3 to cut out (2) side panels. Draw an arch to outline the top of each panel. Use a 1” spade bit to cut a hole for hand opening. Then use jig saw to complete hand opening.

Tools

Tape measure, drill/driver, spade bit/hole saw, jig saw, rotary tool
hand holes carved for handles on DIY breakfast tray

Step 3

Follow measurements in diagram on Page 4 to cut out back panel. Use 1” spade bit to cut curve in handle on each end. Use jig saw to finish cutting handle. Drill 1/4" holes on each end as shown in diagram to right.

Tools

Tape measure, drill/driver, spade bit, 1/4" drill bit, rotary tool, jig saw
holes drilled in each end of wood

STEP 4

Follow measurements in diagram on p. 4 to cut out front panel. Use 1” spade bit to cut curve in handle on each end. Use a jig saw to finish cutting handle. Use rotary tool to smooth inside edge. Drill 1/4" holes on each end.

Tools

Tape measure, drill/driver, spade bit, 1/4" drill bit, rotary tool, jig saw

Step 5

Align the front and back panels to the tray base. Glue and nail together with brad nails.

Tools

Brad nailer

Materials

collated nails
breakfast tray sketch almost put together

STEP 6

Align the side panels to the tray. Glue and nail together with brad nails.

Tools

Brad nailer

Materials

collated nails
breakfast tray with sides

STEP 7

Refer to the diagram below for the measurements on the legs.

Tools

diagram
diagram of holes needed

STEP 8

Cut out all (4) legs. Prime one end to half circle and drill 1/4" hole at center. On opposite end, cut 15 degree angle or measure 1/4", then cut.

Tools

Miter saw or circular saw, tape measure, drill/driver, rotary tool, drill bit set
breakfast tray legs sketch

STEP 9

Measure 1” from the long end of the angle cut on each leg. Mark a line. Align the support to this line.

Tools

Brad nailer

Materials

collated nails
legs put together

STEP 10

Attach the legs to the tray using connecting bolts. Leave a small gap between the nut and washer so the legs can swing freely.

Materials

bolts, nuts, washer
attach legs to breakfast tray

STEP 11

Sand and finish to your desire. Project complete!