DIY Rustic Farmhouse Serving Tray

DIY Rustic Farmhouse Serving Tray


hey i’m rob from ginger Woodworks
I’m here with project DIY we’re gonna show you guys how to make this rustic
reclaimed table tray so the first thing we’re gonna do is I’m going to use a 2×4
it’s a premium 2×4 we got it Lowe’s I’m gonna cut these at two of them at
twelve and a half inches now we’re gonna cut the rest of the table tray we’re
actually gonna cut six pieces at twenty inches they’re gonna be two of the sides
and they’re gonna be four of them are gonna be four underneath so what we’re
gonna do here is we’ve picked up a couple of handles for the table tray so
how we would like to do this is we’re going to cut down and kind of set this
handle down here so in order to do that and make it look kind of nice
we’ve measured this off and it’s an inch and a half so what we want is the top of
the handle ultimately is going to match up with the top of the wood but we are
going to cut a piece out of here to kind of set this down so what I’ve done is
I’ve measured our board which is twelve and a half inches and I’ve centered this
down here at 6.25 to the center so you can see I did that here and then I came
down a little bit short of one and a half inches which is basically the
height of this handle so that when we draw our outline to cut on the bandsaw
or with a jig saw that we’re gonna be able to drop this down here just like
that so the first thing we’re gonna do is I’m actually gonna make a couple
relief cuts so I’m gonna come straight down here I’m also gonna come in kind of
at an angle right here that way when I start to cut this we’re gonna we’re
gonna have pieces come out and it’s going to allow smoother cut so now what
we did was we clamped the two ends of the table tray down we put put the one
that we’ve already cut on top and we’re tracing on the other one then we’re
going to go ahead and cut that one out as well
so before we assemble the table tray what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna knock
off kind of the edges you can see this edge here so we got a little scratch
here we’re just gonna knock these edges off so that when we and when
we assemble this table tray none of those pieces are kind of stuck
on the edges in between the joints we’re gonna go through we’re
gonna do that on all the edges with a 60 grit we’ve got a 60 grit premium Gator
sponge it’s gonna really allow us to do that quick go through kind of flip it
obviously we’re gonna do some more sanding but before we assemble this we
want to knock those edges off so we’re going to countersink pre-drill countersink
for our screws on either side what I like to do is I like to set these up and
put this here so that everything is nice and level and even they do the same
thing on this side as well so now we’re gonna do is we’re gonna we’re gonna
attach these sides to the table tray got a nice nice and tight use those holes
that we’ve already pre-drilled and countersunk so what we’re gonna do now is I’m gonna
pre-drill and countersink for the screws for the bottom of the tray and what
we’ve got here is I’ve got two pieces of just scrap wood that I’ve
set down so that we can get them in there put a few holes in here and we’re
not messing with the bottom of that tray I have clamped down the first piece of
the bottom of the table tray clamped it down to the table so that’s nice and
aligned so the rest of these boards when I put them down they’re gonna line up
real nice as you can see so we’ve pre-drilled already so now we’re just
going to put the screws in so now that we’ve finished up the build and we’ve
scuffed up our rustic table tray what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna progress
through all of the sanding grits from 60 120 and 220 making sure that we use that
on all of the products so for this we’re going to use the micro zip in the
corners just like this to make sure that we’re getting along the edges on the
inside of this tray we’re also going to use it in the corners right here we’ve
kind of like rough that up a little bit we’ve roughed this up we want to make
sure that we’re smoothing these out enough so they’re nice and smooth and
they still give that rustic look so we’re also going to use the sanding
sponges for the bulk of the sanding what we’ve tried to do is make sure that this
project is something that everybody could do with or without a sander so
obviously you can use an orbital sander both on this we’re gonna use we’re gonna
start with 60 again we’re gonna work all the way through 220 grits
so now that we’ve finished sanding our rustic table tray what we’re gonna do is
we’re going to start staining it again I’m going to use a dark walnut stain the
reason that I’m selecting the dark walnut stain is be
we have taken the angle grinder and I have scuffed it up to give it that
reclaimed look and this dark walnut stain is going to make those scuffs
really pop so as you’re gonna see I’m gonna start in the corners just to make
sure that we’re we’re getting all that stain deep into those corners and along
the edges on the inside of this table tray and then work that right right along the
edges right through all these cracks as you can see as we stain this you can
start to see all of these marks that I did with the angle grinder, start to
kind of come alive one of the tips also is when you use the angle grinder and
you get you get these gouges you want to make sure that you get those gouges
first and then you kind of wipe off the excess stain so that after you’re done
you don’t have any of the stain kind of dripping down and causing unnatural dark
spots I’m always coming back with the with the back end of my staining pad to
make sure that I’m cleaning off that extra stain so that it doesn’t again
cause unnatural dark spots so now that we finished staining our tray what we’re
gonna do is we’re gonna add our handles before we ended our handles what we did
was we took an 80 grit Gator sponge and we scuffed up our handles that were
pretty shiny so that they were more fitting for this reclaimed look we’re
gonna use the hardware that’s supplied to attach these handles.

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