How to Make a Serving Tray Out of Pallets

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How to Make a Serving Tray Out of Pallets
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Select your wood from your stack of pallets

Select your wood from your stack of pallets

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This is one of the pallets bottom boards that I will use for handles

This is one of the pallets bottom boards that I will use for handles

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3
Cut them to size

Cut them to size

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Trim the excess

Trim the excess

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Then cut them in half

Then cut them in half

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Select a few boards for the tray

Select a few boards for the tray

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Cut to the same length

Cut to the same length

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Then I trimmed the ends for a snug fit

Then I trimmed the ends for a snug fit

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Test layout

Test layout

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I cut a few pieces for the bottom

I cut a few pieces for the bottom

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I cut thin strips for an inlay

I cut thin strips for an inlay

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Set my blade height to the hight of the inlay

Set my blade height to the hight of the inlay

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Then notched each piece

Then notched each piece

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First notch on all 3 boards

First notch on all 3 boards

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Kept moving and notching till the correct width

Kept moving and notching till the correct width

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A quick sanding and some wood glue

A quick sanding and some wood glue

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Then clamped it in place

Then clamped it in place

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Glued, nailed and clamped the handles

Glued, nailed and clamped the handles

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Just need to sand it and stain it.

Just need to sand it and stain it.

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