DIY LONG TABLE RUNNER TRAY FOR A CENTERPIECE

 It is a cheap and easy way to create some character and bulk without spending a fortune! It serves as a great foundation to any table decor,  fill it with whatever tickles your fancy! 

How to Build a Long Table Runner Tray Centerpiece

SUPPLY LIST:

-  1″x 4″ Standard Board -  1″x 3″  Standard Board -   1″x 2″ Standard Board -  5/8″ Dowel Rod -  Sand Paper -  Stain and/or Paint

-  Miter Saw -  Finish Nailer &   1 1/2″  nails -  5/8″ Forstner Bit

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STEP 1: FARMHOUSE TRAY FRAME

First construct the frame.  I add a small amount of  wood glue to the joints, and then reinforce with a 1 1/2″  18 gauge nails.

Next add the center slats. Again, add a dab of glue  or hell if you are a risk taker  go ahead and skip this step…  (But seeing as  already divulged the gauntlet my kids put the last tray through  I would strongly suggest it.)  

STEP 2: SLATS

STEP 3: HANDLE

Next up the handle.  On the side handles ( 1″x 2″ boards)  you will need to drill a hole to accommodate  your dowel rod handle.  I used a 5/8′ forstner bit to drill mine.

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