Happy Birthday!

Last week Alabama Spice had a birthday.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLIE!

I decided to make her present and instead of it being a surprise, I let her pick what I would make.  She chose a serving tray with rope handles.  She likes the rustic look so I used the leftover wood from my nephews pallet coffee table.

Gather your wood and knock out all of the old nails.

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Decide the dimensions of your tray and cut your boards to size….you can use a table saw, band saw, jig saw – any of these will work.

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To make the tray more sturdy and durable I cut one solid piece of scrap wood and glue/nailed the tray bottom to it.

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Before assembling the sides I gave it a good sand…safety first!

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Then I attached the side with nails and wood glue.

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I failed to document the staining process or how I added the rope handles (ooppsie!) but here is how it turned out.

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I also surprised her with homemade lunch and lava cakes for dessert.

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I hope you had a birthday that was a great as you are my friend!

LOVE YA BUNCHES –

Southern Sawdust aka BFF!

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