DIY Large Round Serving Tray

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  1. Diane says:

    Love it! I bet Mr. Wood-gran loves it too! lol

  2. Tanya says:

    Shayna I love this project!! The wood looks beautiful, you can use this anywhere too, very cool πŸ™‚

    xo, Tanya

  3. Mary Kynerd says:

    So the handles are attached by screws from the bottom of the wood?

  4. Brittany Fry says:

    I love this!!! might have to try to make my own (: I already have three serving trays so hubby might question the need and I will just show him to here (;

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Brittany! I have quite the collection of serving trays, but is there really ever a limit? Send your hubby my way and I’ll do my best to convince him! πŸ˜€
      Happy weekend!

  5. I love love love this idea too! Perfect for serving or arranging things on. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Pat says:

    Great idea and it’s beautiful!


  7. Michelle Mansfield says:

    Very cute!! I also like your cup rack where did you get it?

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Michelle! πŸ˜€
      I bought the metal drying rack at Cost Plus World Market! I looove it!

  8. April Hoff says:

    So pretty and practical! It really does look like it’s straight out of a PB catalog!

  9. Kara says:

    What a super idea!

  10. I love it very much too Shayna! πŸ™‚ it’s pretty and you can use it anywhere around the house and because it’s wood; with a natural color; you can display it every season πŸ™‚
    & wish you a beautiful, happy new year 2014 !!! πŸ™‚

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Ingrid! I agree, it’s so versatile and it will look great with everything! πŸ˜€
      Happy New Year!

  11. Tania says:

    Very nice! I’ve seen those wood rounds at Lowe’s before and wondered what I could do with one! Thanks for the inspiration!


  12. Michelle says:

    What a great idea. This would make a great house warming gift,hostess gift or even a shower gift paired with some vintage glasses. Love it. Pinned it. Now I just need to make it. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Michelle! I’m so happy you’re going to make your own! And I totally agree, it would make a perfect gift! πŸ˜€
      Happy weekend!

  13. Nan, Odessa DE says:

    Where can I buy the black bar you are using for a towel bar on your center counter?
    Like your ideas!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much! The black towel bar came on our kitchen island, which we bought at Home Depot. πŸ˜€
      I hope that helps!

  14. Nan, Odessa DE says:

    Shayna: Are your trees in the buckets fresh? Growing trees?
    Tell me more! Details, please

    • Shayna says:

      Hi there! Yes, our little trees in the buckets are baby growing trees. Since we just built our home, we don’t have a ton of landscaping! I thought it would be fun for us to buy a few of these trees every Christmas, then plant them in the spring. We could sure use the wind break! πŸ˜€
      In the mean time, they’re getting a bunch of extra attention! πŸ˜€
      Happy Weekend!

  15. Hi,
    Visiting here from Savvy Southern Style. Love your kitchen and that tray is great!

  16. M says:

    Love it, & YOU!!! Lol;) You’re such a creative momma, Shayna!!! Beautifully done…blessings & <3 M

  17. Christy says:

    Love this! You’ve got fabulous style! XO

  18. Carolyn says:

    I love this and will be making one of my own. Thinking about glueing a lazy susan to the bottom for my breakfast table. Do you think that would work?

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Carolyn! Yes, I think gluing a lazy susan would be perfect on the bottom of it! Love your idea! πŸ˜€

  19. Jill Cady says:

    Hi Shauna,

    I love your house and all your ideas. Where did you get your kitchen island?


    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Jill! We found our kitchen island at Home Depot. They have similar islands on their website.
      I hope that helps! πŸ˜€

      • Jill Cady says:

        Thank you. It’ll check it out. We just built a new home also. Lots of fun. Thanks again. I will be watching.

  20. jenn says:

    So I went to Lowes site and looked up the price for the board and the cheapest one was $94. I typed on the words that were on the board in your pic . what did you post for yours?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Jenn! Oh goodness, $94 for that board?! Wow! No, I spent $12 on mine. I bought mine in the store.
      I hope that helps! πŸ˜€

  21. Dawna says:

    New follower to your site…you have wonderful taste and great ideas…looking forward to following along. That plank wall in your dining room has me thinkin!! Now,,,just to bounce an idea off the hubby!

  22. Rose says:

    Hi Shayna-
    I’m going to make this for my husband for Valentine’s Day,
    He works from home and has this small cutting board that he piles his breakfast on every morning.
    (3 eggs, 3 pieces of toast and jelly) can not fit that on a 8×5″ cutting board…
    This is perfect for him.
    Thanks for sharing-
    Have a wonderful day.

    • Shayna says:

      OH, Rose! This will be such a perfect gift for valentines day! And it’s the perfect size for his breakfast too! Enjoy! πŸ˜€
      Happy weekend!

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  24. Lynn says:

    I pinned this the first day you posted this project and just got around to making two of these! Such a great project! I see Christmas gifts coming! Thanks for the inspiration.

  25. Lindsay says:

    This is beautiful! I want to make it with an initial in the middle. Not sure how to do it though. Any ideas?

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much! I would probably trace on the initial you’d like to add, then hand paint it! Hope that helps! πŸ˜€

      • Lindsay says:

        haha…my question was for the purpose of serving food on it. I decided to use a leafing paint and seal it with wax finish as suggested. However, can this be washed without compromising the wood or finish?

        • Karen Trayah says:

          This is beautiful and I bought my round wooden board today. I too, was wondering about the wax. Dark wax you said, but what type? I will need to buy it.

          Thank you,

  26. Christy Sedtal says:

    What a great idea! Im heading out to lows right now! Your instructions say dark wax…and specific brand you used? Also, I got one of those cup racks at World Market a few weeks ago and only considered putting mugs on it. I have to say it looks much better with glasses πŸ™‚ Are those Mason jars with handles you have? Where did you find them? Again, I love this serving tray! Bleassings ~Christy

  27. Sunny says:

    Hi, very lovely. I was curious to see the underside of the tray. Did you use flat head screws? I’m guessing you left the screws showing?

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you! Yes, the screws are recessed into the back of the tray. If the tray were flipped over, you’d see the screws on each side of the tray. I hope that helps.

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  29. Jennifer says:

    Hi, what size handles did you use?

  30. Jennifer says:

    Hi, Love this.. what size handles did you use?

  31. Tracy says:

    I love this!! Its absolutely beautiful. I did have a question you said you used 2 coats of dark wax? Why not a poly? How long did it take for the wax to dry??

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you! The wax dries as soon as you buff it onto the wood, and adding multiple layers will only darken, or lighten the wax depending on the combination of wax colors you use. You could easily apply a couple coats of poly instead if you intend to use it consistently with water. I like wax and the finish it gives the stained wood, but it’s up to you. πŸ™‚

  32. Dawn says:

    Did you use a food safe stain ?

    • Shayna says:

      The stain I used was not food safe. If you want to use this tray for food, you can either use a food safe stain, or make sure you use something like parchment paper or a plate.

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