I started out with a 2x12 douglas fir board about 29" long. After I had it stained Legal doc texted me that they were afraid that the tray would be too heavy, and asked if I could use a 1x12 instead. As it so happened, I had a 1x12 in my lumber stash - yes, I have a "stash", just like I had a fabric stash back in the days when I sewed!
|From very humble beginnings, a 2 x 12 fir board...Stained a pretty Minwax Provincial color|
|That is a chalkboard center - the hostess can write down the name of whatever is being served . |
I guess some people do more than open a box of crackers and peel the plastic wrap off a chunk of cheese - who knew??
|The 2x and the 1x. I liked both of them. But the 2x is much heavier. |
I put a keyhole slot in the back so that they can be hung on the wall to store.
|The docs get to keep the tray made out of the 2x12. Legal doc is big and strong - he can carry it!|
|And, here's the pretty tray, ready to be picked up and delivered!|