Just a Super Cute Breakfast Tray You Can Easily Make Using Wood

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This DIY breakfast tray is a quick and simple project for anyone looking to treat yo' self or a loved one. Because, really — lazy mornings lounging in bed is an indulgence we all should partake in more often. (2019 goals, am I right?) Whether it's for a special occasion like Valentine's Day, a birthday, or just a regular old weekend day (do we really need an excuse?), this Scandi-inspired plywood and leather tray will take your breakfast game to a whole new level.

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Things You'll Need

  • Plywood

  • Power drill

  • Wood drill bit

  • Tape measure

  • Leather strips or belt leather, 1 inch wide

  • Leather punch

  • Screws, 1/2 inch long

  • Scissors

  • Wooden dowel, 1 inch wide

  • Wood glue

Step 1

Ask your local hardware to cut your plywood to 14 inches by 18 inches. To begin, use a tape measure and pencil to mark the drill points for the handles.

Mark the first drill point 1 inch inward from the left side and 4 inches down from the top. Mark the second point 1 inch from the left side and 4 inches up from the bottom. Repeat on the right-hand side.

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Step 2

Use a small wooden drill bit to drill pilot holes at the four points marked in the previous step.

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Step 3

Use scissors or a craft knife to cut two 7-inch pieces from a strip of 1 inch wide belt leather.

TIP: You could use an old belt if you have one you don't mind cutting up!

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Step 4

Take your leather punch and make a small hole at both ends.

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The holes should be about one-half inch away from the edges.

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Step 5

Attach the leather handles by screwing small wood screws through the leather into the pilot holes you drilled previously.

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Step 6

To make the "feet" for your tray, take a length of wooden dowel and mark four 2 inch long sections.

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Step 7

Use a small handsaw or hacksaw to cut the dowel pieces. (You can use a mitre box to keep the blade straight while cutting.)

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Step 8

Flip the tray over and glue the feet onto the base using strong wood glue. Leave to dry completely before use.

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And you're done! (Cute heart-shaped eggs, coffee, and flowers not included — but we highly recommend them.)

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Content creator and brand new mum, Caroline studied fine art before launching her blog burkatron which has been an outlet for her love of DIY and design ever since!

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