Welcome to another edition of The Power Tool Challenge! Every month, a group of us power-tool loving bloggers get together and post a project based on the month’s theme. This month the theme is “Fall”. I chose to make a pretty, rustic wood tray.
What does this tray have to do with Fall, you say? Weeel, I could have stenciled a Fall item, say a pumpkin or the word “Harvest” on it.
And that was the plan. But you know how plans go! After I dry-brushed on the white paint, I kind of liked it just how it was ; )
And so I think that if you place fall-related items on such a tray, it becomes a Fall tray ; )
The 1″ x 3″ boards for my Fall tray started life as slats for an old Ikea bed. My son got a bigger bed and rescued those slats for me.
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I simply cut four equal lengths of the 1 x 3’s to around 20 inches. I used my RYOBI 12″ Compound Sliding Miter Saw to cut the wood. (By the way, I have one of these miter saws to give away – enter here!)
Next, I marked and cut two pieces to match the width of the four 1 x 3’s . . .
. . . and attached them to the back of the 1 x 3’s with wood glue and 1″ crown staples with my RYOBI Narrow Crown Stapler.
After waiting for the glue to dry . . .
. . . I flipped the tray over and found the handles that I had bought for my granddaughter’s armoire but didn’t use.
I love how they look as handles on this tray. Perfect!
I hope you liked my rustic “Fall” tray! Now head over to see what my friends have made for Fall!
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