Discover ways to construct an extended hexagon tray utilizing simply 2 boards! This simple DIY wooden tray is ideal for organizing gadgets on a espresso desk, ottoman, or kitchen counter.
Add a patterned inlay to the tray with this printable tray art, and browse extra about adorning with trays in 5 Ways and 10 Places to Use Trays In Your Decor.
DIY Lengthy Hexagon Wooden Tray
Hello, it’s Mindi from My Love 2 Create. I not too long ago shared how to build an easy “antique” wood crate. I firmly consider you’ll be able to by no means have sufficient crates OR sufficient trays!
Each are so versatile in making your private home decor look nice whereas retaining it organized.
See what I imply?! This tray is so fairly and distinctive and it provides such appeal, I type of find it irresistible.
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Plus this simple DIY wooden tray may very well be utilized in any room in the home. An ideal decor accent or place to maintain issues organized – like TV remotes and magazines.
Or make one as a present — housewarming, wedding ceremony, considering of you, simply because!
See additionally: Why You Should Use Trays in Your Home Decor and 8 Practical Uses for Trays Around The House
The essential angled cuts take this hexagon tray to the subsequent degree from a basic rectangle tray.
It is a nice mission for starting woodworkers to follow chopping angles precisely and chopping items to express sizes, too.
Learn how to Make a Lengthy Hexagon Tray
Watch the video tutorial under and click here to see a full picture tutorial at Mylove2create
The hexagon tray measures 1 ½” D x 20 ¼” L x 10 ½” W on the widest factors. The middle rectangle part is ~13″ x 9″ so papers, magazines, books, match properly.
For those who’d just like the tray edge to be deeper, you’ll be able to sub in a 1×3 or 1×4 for the tray edge items.
Instruments and Supplies
A brad nailer helps the mission come collectively sturdy and safe (and shortly), however you should use a hammer and end nails as nicely.
You’ll additionally want wood glue, wooden filler, and any stain, paint, and sealer you need to use.
If you wish to make this a serving tray, add a couple of handles to the ends.
Get the woodworking plan HERE with the complete lower record and meeting directions.
Learn how to Lower a Wooden Hexagon
If you’re constructing in hexagon form, mud off that prime college geometry class and do not forget that 30 levels is the important thing to a hexagon!
The tray backside items are throughout the broader face of the board (high proper picture).
The tray sides are lower throughout the narrower face of the board (backside proper picture).
See extra Hexagon DIY Projects, like this One Board Hexagon Planter and Moroccan Side Table.
Assembling a Hexagon Tray
After chopping the tray backside items to dimension, you’ll construct the underside by edge gluing the items collectively.
Glue your backside boards along with wooden glue after which clamp them utilizing bar clamps whereas the wooden dries.
You may wipe off the additional glue with a moist rag after you clamp. In case you are staining be certain to do that, as a result of dried on glue doesn’t take the stain.
As soon as the glue is dry take away the clamps and sand the tray backside easy.
Slicing Angled Tray Edges
You’ll get a greater and extra precise match for the tray sides should you measure and mark *after* gluing the wooden hexagon base items collectively.
(The printable plans embrace ideas for doing this effectively and precisely, too.)
Then you definately’ll sand the facet items and connect them to the underside utilizing glue and (elective) brad nails or end nails.
You may try my Triangle Hexagon Tray for much more ideas and tips on constructing this form tray.
Ending a DIY Wooden Tray
Earlier than ending any woodworking mission, be sure you fill all holes with wooden filler and sand easy. This may make a giant distinction within the completed product!
Use a pre-wood conditioner earlier than staining on comfortable woods like pine.
I stained my tray with Rustoleum’s Kona. I had began with a lighter stain, however didn’t find it irresistible so I completed it off with the darkish and it was simply what I wished!
I completed with 3 coats of poly sanding with 320 grit between coats 1 and a couple of to make it good and easy.
For a special ending type, you can additionally strive:
The place to Use a DIY Wooden Tray
This simple wooden tray is the right dimension for holding small gadgets in your house.
Apply it to a espresso desk, ottoman, or entry desk to ground the decor and set up your gadgets.
It will look so nice on dresser to catch your jewellery at night time… Or put it within the kitchen for holding flowers!
Trays can add that excellent contact to any room decor.
The wooden tray additionally appears to be like nice in the lounge sitting on my Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table!
Plus it will be an ideal place to carry remotes, in case you are liable to loosing them…
How about placing it within the lavatory to carry lotions, soaps, and perfumes?! So many fabulous concepts!
Extra DIY trays
Revealed 05 Aug 2017 // Final Up to date 17 Mar 2021