Project Guide

DIY Wood Tray

1
Cut List
  • (Two) 15 3/4-inch pieces from the 1- x 3-inch sides 
  • (One) 14 1/8-inch piece from the 1- x 3-inch long divider 
  • (Two) 12 7/8-inch pieces from the 1- x 3-inch ends 
  • (Two) 6-inch pieces from the 1- x 3-inch short dividers 
  • (One) 14 3/8- x 15 3/4-inch piece from the plywood bottom
2
Cut Diagram
Common Board


3
MEASURE AND MARK
Measure and Mark

Using the measuring tape, measure and mark cuts on the boards according to the cut list. 

4
CUT
Cut

Use a circular saw to make the straight cuts on the board.


Tip: Use a sanding block to smooth any rough edges.

5
STAIN OR PAINT BOARDS
Stain or Paint Boards

Stain or paint boards prior to assembly, if desired. 

6
BUILD THE FRAME
Build the Frame
  • Sandwich the ends between both sides to create a rectangular frame. 
  • Attach with wood screws.


Tip: Use a drill bit slightly smaller than the screw (1/8-inch) to pre-drill holes in the wood. This will prevent the wood from splitting. 

7
ATTACH BOTTOM
Attach bottom
  • Place the plywood along the bottom of the frame. 
  • Screw through the plywood and into the frame to secure the pieces.
8
ATTACH DIVIDERS
Attach dividers
  • Center the long divider inside of the frame, running perpendicular to the ends. 
  • Secure with wood screws through the bottom and ends. 
  • Place both short dividers on each side of the long divider, making sure it’s centered. 
  • Secure with wood screws through the bottom and sides.
9
ATTACH HANDLES
Attach handles
  • Use supplied screws to secure handles. 
  • Check that the handles are centered on each end.
10
INSERT CONTAINERS
Insert containers

Place containers in the caddy.