DIY Pallet Serving Tray

Another simple and functional pallet project.  Remember my Pallet Planter Box?  Well, I wanted to put that pallet to use again and I thought some of it might make a fabulous pallet serving tray.  I had a complicated one in mind with a small lip around the entire tray; however, my handy dandy hubby sketched this out out for me and I thought — PERFECTION!   

What are we waiting for?
Let’s get this project started!

 Mitre Saw, Pallet, Drill, Screws and Hardware of Choice.

The first thing you’ll want to do is cut three bottom pieces.  We cut ours at 22″ inches in length. Line them up and measure what your two braces will need to be.  The width of a pallet board can vary.  Ours measured at 11-1/2 inches in length.  Place them  vertically on each side of the three horizontal boards (as pictured).

 Can you see all the drips of sweat from my ever so helpful hubby?
What a guy!?!  It was such a hot day.  Thanks, babe!

Once everything is lined up and even — you’ll want to flip the pieces over, so you can screw the bottom boards into the braces.  You’ll need at least six screws, three screws for either side of the tray.  Place one screw on each of the three boards, ensuring they inserted into the brace pieces as well.

Flip the tray over (again), grab your hardware and attach.
I found these black antiqued looking drawer pulls at Lowe’s for a little over a dollar a piece.

That’s it!  We’re done!
Perfectly rustic, functional and unique.
What do you think?

Great for Indoor or Outdoor use! .

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  1. Sandra says

    I love this, and am going to make one for sure! My sweet son-in-law recently brought me a huge load of pallets, and I am going crazy making things with them. I had never used pallets before, now it is like an addiction, lol. All that wood, free!!!

    • says

      Hi Tani! Thanks so much… the yellow chair is pretty cool, right? It’s one of my sisters photography props. LOVE IT!!

    • says

      Hi Sara! YAY! So glad you like. Be sure to link up your tray to my Thursday party. I’d love to see how it turns out.

  2. Lynne says

    Pallet wood is so versatile isn’t it? I keep trolling my alley and the surrounding ones hoping to score one. No luck so far. This would be great for backyard entertaining!

  3. says

    What a fantastic idea! And great for using the old hardwear lying around that was not quite right for furniture.
    Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

    • says

      Hi Catherine! Thanks so much. Very true — grab a pallet and that old hardware and you’re ready to roll. Woo Hoo! Hugs!

    • says

      Excellent news! If you need more serving trays and this is your style — you are in luck!! Thanks so much for stopping by and loving on my project. Cheers!

  4. says

    Oh sweet SWEET Kelly!! This is FABULOUS!!! Useful and GORGEOUS!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

    • says

      Thanks so much, Jessi! Be sure to swing back by and link up your pallet tray to my Live Laugh Linky Party on Thursdays. I’d love to see how it turns out. Thanks again. Cheers!

  5. says

    Great post. I found this through the Create and Inspire linky party. I linked in an attempt at meatballs.
    Have a lovely week.

  6. says

    This looks amazing! Yet another project idea to add to my pallet love! Your styling of it looks great too. Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)

    • says

      Thanks so much, Jenn! There’s so much pallet love out there :) Super excited for the feature too! Have a lovely afternoon. Hugs.

  7. says

    That is the coolest little tray!! I love the drawer pulls and the whole design is just brilliant. Okay, I really need to get off your site or I’m not going to get anything done tonight!!

  8. says

    I’m so slow getting my features, but you are being featured this evening none the less…love this, it’s perfect to bring to the fire pit area of my backyard too…must scrounge a pallet or two!

  9. Amber Hamilton Henson says

    Hi!! Your tray is great, but I must admit that what also caught my eye is your fabulous yellow chair! I have a few that are similar that I recently re-seated/re-upholstered/re-wove using BELTS! Perhaps you’ll stop my page to see? It was really easy to do, and turned out pretty neat lookinging, too, I think! ~Amber of

  10. says

    What a great use of timber crates! I would love to have something like this for my backyard, it would be such a cute display for my herbs. You did such a good job, I hope mine turns out just as well :)


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