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Serving and Display Trays

  • September 17, 2020

Koz16
Koz16
Koz16
Koz16

I was tired of the empty, wasted space on my kitchen island counter and my coffee table (see my coffee table build) so I came up with these easy to build trays.They can be used to display plants or knickknacks, keep your TV remote and cell phone handy, or be used as serving trays.

Being the budget builder that I am I made these out of 1x3 pine and some drawer pulls for the handles. It's not a hard build by any means but in order to get the sides to fit properly your miter cuts need to be exact. It's a great project to teach you to set up and calibrate your miter saw properly and learn how to make adjustments.

I built two versions of this project with one haviing a traditional serving tray length and the second being a shorter version. Fun fact - you can turn these on their ends and add shelves to create a wall hanging display.

I did create a PDF file showing the step by step build process (with photos) but do not see a way to upload the file or list the step by step process within this submission.

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  • Very pretty. Any chance you're willing to share the plans?
    By ggoodson, on October 12, 2020
    • I do have a PDF of the project build but I don't see a way to upload that on the Ryobi site. If you can tell me how to upload them, provide your email, or another way to deliver it I am more than happy to share.
      By Koz16, on October 14, 2020

  • Look at the top of the page and click where it says Add Your Project. Looks like it's 4 steps. Step 3 lets you upload files. Or you can send them to me also...gladysgoodson@yahoo.com. Thank you!
    By ggoodson, on October 14, 2020
    • I emailed the plans to you. I'll check again on uploading the files. I thought it only let you upload a video file. If that's the case I will make a slide show video in the future.

      Thanks again for your kind words and your interest.
      By Koz16, on October 17, 2020

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Serving and Display Trays

by Koz16
Sep 17, 2020

I was tired of the empty, wasted space on my kitchen island counter and my coffee table (see my coffee table build) so I came up with these easy to build trays.They can be used to display plants or knickknacks, keep your TV remote and cell phone handy, or be used as serving trays. Being the budget builder that I am I made these out of 1x3 pine and some drawer pulls for the handles. It's not a hard build by any means but in order to get the sides to fit properly your miter cuts need to be exact. It's a great project to teach you to set up and calibrate your miter saw properly and learn how to make adjustments. I built two versions of this project with one haviing a traditional serving tray length and the second being a shorter version. Fun fact - you can turn these on their ends and add shelves to create a wall hanging display. I did create a PDF file showing the step by step build process (with photos) but do not see a way to upload the file or list the step by step process within this submission.