Use a hand saw to make the following cuts:
- From your 1" x 3" 8 ft: These will be the handles. Measure two pieces that are each 10 1/2" long and use a chop saw to make your cuts.
- From your 1"x 4" 8 ft.: These pieces will make up the tray. Measure three pieces that are each 18" long and use a chop saw to make your cuts.
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.