DIY Pallet Serving Tray
A few months ago I had an old pallet lying around so i built a vertical herb garden for the wall outside the kitchen window. That little project didn’t use all the pallet so I still had bits of the pallet leftover and wondering what to do with it.
My wife then started hunting around for a nice rustic serving tray for the coffee table. She had a bit of trouble finding one she liked and also found they can be upwards of $70 for a big one.
Light bulb moment and i took her desired measurements and went about hacking away at the old weathered pallet to dismantle and recover as much plants from it as possible. I managed to salvage enough wood and with some old timber screws I had I cut the boards down to size and screwed them together to resemble a tray. I pre drilled holes so as not to split the wood and then screwed it all togher before giving it a good sand to make it relatively smooth.
I had an old sample pot of white on white paint that i used to give a light coat before sanding it back and giving it a second coat. Once the second coat dried i gave it one more light sand to give it that rustic look. I sourced some black antique looking handles from Bunnings for $4 each. I stuck them on the end and put some rubber feed on bottom so as not to scratch the coffee table. All done and a happy wife.