Learn to construct a protracted hexagon tray utilizing simply 2 boards! This simple DIY wooden tray is ideal for organizing objects on a espresso desk, ottoman, or kitchen counter.
Add a patterned inlay to the tray with this printable tray art, and skim extra about adorning with trays in 5 Ways and 10 Places to Use Trays In Your Decor.
DIY Lengthy Hexagon Wooden Tray
Each are so versatile in making your own home decor look nice whereas retaining it organized.
See what I imply?! This tray is so fairly and distinctive and it provides such attraction, I form of like it.
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Plus this simple DIY wooden tray could possibly 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 following stage from a basic rectangle tray.
This can be a nice challenge for starting woodworkers to observe slicing angles precisely and slicing items to express sizes, too.
The best way to Make a Lengthy Hexagon Tray
Watch the video tutorial beneath and click here to see a full photograph 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.
When you’d just like the tray edge to be deeper, you may sub in a 1×3 or 1×4 for the tray edge items.
Instruments and Supplies
A brad nailer helps the challenge come collectively sturdy and safe (and shortly), however you need to 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 total minimize checklist and meeting directions.
The best way to Minimize a Wooden Hexagon
Once you’re constructing in hexagon form, mud off that top faculty 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 (prime proper photograph).
The tray sides are minimize throughout the narrower face of the board (backside proper photograph).
See extra Hexagon DIY Projects, like this One Board Hexagon Planter and Moroccan Side Table.
Assembling a Hexagon Tray
After slicing 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 humid rag after you clamp. In case you are staining be sure that 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.
Chopping Angled Tray Edges
You’ll get a greater and extra precise match for the tray sides for those who measure and mark *after* gluing the wooden hexagon base items collectively.
(The printable plans embody suggestions for doing this effectively and precisely, too.)
You then’ll sand the aspect items and connect them to the underside utilizing glue and (non-compulsory) brad nails or end nails.
You may take a look at my Triangle Hexagon Tray for much more suggestions and tips on constructing this form tray.
Ending a DIY Wooden Tray
Earlier than ending any woodworking challenge, be sure you fill all holes with wooden filler and sand easy. It will make an enormous distinction within the completed product!
Use a pre-wood conditioner earlier than staining on mushy woods like pine.
I stained my tray with Rustoleum’s Kona. I had began with a lighter stain, however didn’t like it 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 might additionally attempt:
The place to Use a DIY Wooden Tray
This simple wooden tray is the right dimension for holding small objects in your house.
Apply it to a espresso desk, ottoman, or entry desk to ground the decor and set up your objects.
It will look so nice on dresser to catch your jewellery at evening… Or put it within the kitchen for holding flowers!
Trays can add that excellent contact to any room decor.
The wooden tray additionally seems nice in the lounge sitting on my Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table!
Plus it might be an ideal place to carry remotes, in case you are liable to loosing them…
How about placing it within the toilet to carry lotions, soaps, and perfumes?! So many fabulous concepts!
Extra DIY trays
Revealed 05 Aug 2017 // Final Up to date 17 Mar 2021