Do you have scrap wood laying around? We took left over wood from a flooring project and turned it into a DIY Pallet Wood Tray. Let me show you how!
Look at those knots – love them!
When we ripped up our pink carpet and replaced it with wood flooring, we were left with tons of left over pieces. The flooring guys were willing to haul them away, but I quickly laid myself on them like I was blocking a bulldozer from smashing my child! Okay, not really, but I did firmly express my want, need, DESIRE to keep the scrap wood.
We chose Cabin Grade Flooring for our Hardwood flooring. Basically, it’s the seconds, or rejects, from the factory. Most people want smooth and seamless wood without marks or blemishes, but with the rise of Barnwood flooring, the rough hewn look is more popular. The Cabin Grade flooring offers the look of Barnwood without the astronomical prices.
DIY Pallet Wood Tray
To begin with, we took those leftover flooring scraps to make a custom countertop for my Coffee Bar. We loved how it looked, so we wanted to create something else using the wood.
Then my Father in Law took some pieces and created this:
This beautiful DIY Pallet Wood Tray with the left over flooring as the bottom. At first, he sanded the wood and connected them using the tongue and groove joints.
After that, he built the sides using pallet wood that he sanded down.
He lightly stained the pallet wood to draw out the variation of color. I love how the pallet wood looks almost like tigerwood.
To finish, he covered everything in polyurethane.
The knots were left bare and finished with a wipe on poly.
Now for the pretty embellishments!
He added upholstery nails to the edges. Gorgeous!
The handles on the sides match nicely with the upholstery nails.
It’s a beautiful piece that was easy to create.
Now that you know how to make one, why not put that scrap wood to use?
Do you repurpose your wood? What have you created?
For more details about the projects linked above, check out these posts: