Discover ways to construct an extended 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 artwork, and skim extra about adorning with trays in 5 Methods and 10 Locations to Use Trays In Your Decor.
DIY Lengthy Hexagon Wooden Tray
Hello, it’s Mindi from My Love 2 Create. I just lately shared the best way to construct a simple “vintage” wooden crate. I firmly imagine you may by no means have sufficient crates OR sufficient trays!
Each are so versatile in making your private home decor look nice whereas holding it organized.
See what I imply?! This tray is so fairly and distinctive and it provides such allure, I type of adore it.
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Plus this simple DIY wooden tray might 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, marriage ceremony, considering of you, simply because!
See additionally: Why You Ought to Use Trays in Your House Decor and eight Sensible Makes use of for Trays Round The Home
The essential angled cuts take this hexagon tray to the subsequent stage from a primary rectangle tray.
This can be a nice venture for starting woodworkers to apply slicing angles precisely and slicing items to express sizes, too.
Tips on how to Make a Lengthy Hexagon Tray
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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.
Should 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
To construct this lengthy hexagon DIY wooden tray, you’ll solely want TWO 1×2 boards and a miter noticed.
A brad nailer helps the venture come collectively sturdy and safe (and shortly), however you need to use a hammer and end nails as effectively.
For the reason that tray base is edge-glued, a few bar clamps are a should (and well worth the funding since you’ll use them usually on different initiatives!)
You’ll additionally want wooden glue, wooden filler, and any stain, paint, and sealer you wish to use.
If you wish to make this a serving tray, add a few handles to the ends.
Get the woodworking plan HERE with the complete minimize listing and meeting directions.
Tips on how to Lower a Wooden Hexagon
While you’re constructing in hexagon form, mud off that top faculty geometry class and keep in mind that 30 levels is the important thing to a hexagon!
You’ll set your miter noticed at 30 levels (left photograph) to chop the boards in response to the size within the woodworking plan.
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 Tasks, like this One Board Hexagon Planter and Moroccan Aspect Desk.
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’ll be able to wipe off the additional glue with a moist rag after you clamp. If you’re staining be certain 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 clean.
Slicing Angled Tray Edges
You’ll get a greater and extra precise match for the tray sides when you measure and mark *after* gluing the wooden hexagon base items collectively.
(The printable plans embrace ideas for doing this effectively and precisely, too.)
Then you definately’ll sand the aspect items and fix them to the underside utilizing glue and (non-compulsory) brad nails or end nails.
You’ll be able to try my Triangle Hexagon Tray for much more ideas and methods on constructing this form tray.
Ending a DIY Wooden Tray
Earlier than ending any woodworking venture, make sure you fill all holes with wooden filler and sand clean. This can make an enormous distinction within the completed product!
Use a pre-wood conditioner earlier than staining on tender woods like pine.
I stained my tray with Rustoleum’s Kona. I had began with a lighter stain, however didn’t adore 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 clean.
For a unique ending model, you might additionally strive:
The place to Use a DIY Wooden Tray
This simple wooden tray is the proper dimension for holding small objects in your house.
Apply it to a espresso desk, ottoman, or entry desk to floor the decor and arrange your objects.
It might look so nice on dresser to catch your jewellery at night time… Or put it within the kitchen for holding flowers!
Trays can add that good contact to any room decor.
The wooden tray additionally seems nice in the lounge sitting on my Reclaimed Wooden Espresso Desk!
Plus it might be an ideal place to carry remotes, if you’re liable to loosing them…
How about placing it within the toilet to carry lotions, soaps, and perfumes?! So many fabulous concepts!
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Revealed 05 Aug 2017 // Final Up to date 17 Mar 2021