Happy Saturday friends! I hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend. I have quite a few diys that I will be posting soon & I can’t wait to show you. I’ve been out & about a lot this past week, mostly going to Lowe’s because I keep coming up with ideas. It’s probably a bad thing I live five minutes away from one, but I’m cranking out diys like it’s my job & I’m loving it. This wooden tray is one of the diys & it’s pretty easy to make!
Before any of the drilling began, I stained the round wood piece with a stain mix that I’m loving. I used two different kinds of Minwax stain (dark walnut & special walnut) & mixed them together to get this nice stain color. I then used Minwax polyurethane & let it sit overnight & then started drilling.
I drilled a 3/8 of an inch hole through the wood to install the u-bolts. On the bottom piece of the wood where I put the bolts on, I drilled a 5/8 hole about a quarter inch each, that way the nuts would fit in so it would be flush with the wood & look nice. After doing all of this & putting the u-bolts into the wood, I then marked on the u-bolt where I needed to cut off. The reason for this is to get the “flush” look. Once I marked where I wanted to cut off, I used a hack saw to cut off the part I didn’t want & that was it!
I’m loving the way this wooden tray looks. I was originally going to paint the u-bolts black, but decided I like the look of the silver with the wood better. Have you made something similar? What do you think of the diy wooden tray? I’d love to know! As always, thanks for stopping by!