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How to make a serving tray out of pallets

Check out my other guide to see how to dissemble pallets

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Select your wood from your stack of pallets

Select your wood from your stack of pallets

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

Cut them to size

Cut them to size

Trim the excess

Trim the excess

Then cut them in half

Then cut them in half

Select a few boards for the tray

Select a few boards for the tray

Cut to the same length

Cut to the same length

Then I trimmed the ends for a snug fit

Then I trimmed the ends for a snug fit

Test layout

Test layout

I cut a few pieces for the bottom

I cut a few pieces for the bottom

I cut thin strips for an inlay

I cut thin strips for an inlay

Set my blade height to the hight of the inlay

Set my blade height to the hight of the inlay

Then notched each piece

Then notched each piece

First notch on all 3 boards

First notch on all 3 boards

Kept moving and notching till the correct width

Kept moving and notching till the correct width

A quick sanding and some wood glue

A quick sanding and some wood glue

Then clamped it in place

Then clamped it in place

Glued, nailed and clamped the handles

Glued, nailed and clamped the handles

Just need to sand it and stain it.

  • Pallets
  • Saws
  • Glue