My summer vacation is counting down and I am in full DIY mode getting everything done and crossed off my summer list. We go back to school August 1st. That’s next Monday. I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in. Only SIX days left!!!!!!!
Today I made a wooden tray with my very own hands and with a teeny tiny bit of help from Olivia. Here she is demonstrating her sawing with a mitre box technique. Chupa is unimpressed with her skills.
I think she is trying to audition for a Home Improvement Show. “Ogee with Olivia” (That’s an S-shaped molding found on baseboards. I just Googled it.)
So enough with the shenanigans. I needed a tray to fit on top of a microwave that I have so I measured it and determined I needed a 12 X 18 inch tray. I had wood and no extra money for a tray so I decided to make one. It actually was pretty easy. I had some beadboard and a piece of 1/2′ X 1 1/2′ X 8′ strip of wood. Other items I used were wood screws, wood glue (optional) a handsaw, a screwdriver, a jigsaw, sandpaper, white paint, and two shiny silver handles.
The cuts I used were 12×18 on the beadboard with a jigsaw and two 18-inch cuts on the strip and two 10 3/4 cuts on the strip with a handsaw.
I then drilled starter holes in the wood where my screws were going to assemble the lip of the tray.
I put the four strips together with the two shorter strips placed inside the longer strips. I sanded any rough edges.
Screw on the bottom. Cover the screws with a piece of felt or felt pad.
Paint and enjoy! I love my new tray. It’s going on my microwave at school and will hold my napkins and plastic utensils for lunch. It was a fun and quick project.
It’s crossed off the summer list and now I’m on to the next.