Use a handsaw to make the following cuts:
- From your one-by-three:
- Two pieces at 10 ½". These will be the handles.
- From your one-by-four:
- Three pieces at 18". These will make up the tray.
As always, sand each piece to ensure a smooth finish.
Now it's time to do a dry fit. Assemble the tray with the two "handles" on the bottom.
Now, glue the 10 ½" pieces and fix them to the 18" pieces.
Pre-drill holes with a 3/32" drill bit, and secure each plank in place using two screws per plank.
Now it's time for a finish. You can special order Rust-Oleum's Chalked paint from your closest Dunn Lumber yard, or we found a different brand at a local craft store. Make sure to follow the directions on the label. After stirring, we used a foam brush to apply the paint.
Next, measure and place the handles and pre-drill holes where you'd like them to go. Then, secure them with screws.
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