Hexagon Heaven: Craft Your Own Stylish Tray!

Welcome to a crafting adventure that’s as chic as it is unique – “Hexagon Heaven”!

In this blog, we’re putting the spotlight on hexagons, the unsung heroes of geometric design, and guiding you through the process of creating your very own stylish tray. Get ready to infuse your space with modern charm and functional flair, all through the art of hexagon crafting!

Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or just looking for a creative project to elevate your decor, we’ve got you covered. From selecting the perfect materials to assembling the hexagon puzzle, each step is a celebration of your crafting prowess.

Hexagon Tray Dimensions

DIY Long Hexagon Wood Serving Tray Plan Dimensions
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The hexagon tray measures 1 ½” D x 20 ¼” L x 10 ½” W at the widest points. The center rectangle section is ~13″ x 9″ so papers, magazines, books, fit nicely.  The basic angled cuts take this hexagon tray to the next level from a basic rectangle tray.

How to Cut a Wood Hexagon

Cutting At 30 Degree Miter For Wood Hexagon Tray
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When you’re building in hexagon shape, dust off that high school geometry class and remember that 30 degrees is the key to a hexagon!  You’ll set your miter saw at 30 degrees (left photo) to cut the boards according to the dimensions in the woodworking plan.

Assembling a Hexagon Tray

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After cutting the tray bottom pieces to size, you’ll build the bottom by edge gluing the pieces together.

Clamp the base together

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Clamp them using bar clamps while the wood dries. Don’t forget to wipe off the extra glue with a damp rag after you clamp.  If you are staining make sure to do this, because dried on glue does not take the stain.

Cutting Angled Tray Edges

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You’ll get a better and more exact fit for the tray sides if you measure and mark *after* gluing the wood hexagon base pieces together. After cutting the edge pieces you can begin to glue them in place (The printable plans include tips for doing this efficiently and accurately, too.)

Nail to hold securely

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Nail the glued trim on for a more secure trim piece.

Finishing a DIY Wood Tray

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Before finishing any woodworking project, be sure to fill all holes with wood filler and sand smooth. This will make a big difference in the finished product! Especially if there is any left over glue. Then use a pre-wood conditioner before staining on soft woods like pine.

Stain and Poly

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This tray was stained with Rustoleum’s Kona.  Then finished with 3 coats of poly sanding with 320 grit between coats 1 and 2 to make it nice and smooth.

Enjoy your DIY Wood Tray

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This easy wood hexagon tray is the perfect size for holding small items in your home. Use it on a coffee table, ottoman, or entry table to ground the decor and organize your items. It would look so great on dresser to catch your jewelry at night… Or put it in the kitchen for holding flowers! Great Job Mindi!

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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