How to Build a Concrete Tray
Time Required: Under 2 hours
Use concrete to make a simple, modern DIY serving tray.
Using the measuring tape, measure and mark the cuts as listed below.
On the 1- x 3-inch x 8-foot common board:
- Two 14-inch sections
- Two 9 ½-inch sections
On the 2- x 2-foot plywood:
- One 15 ½- x 9 ½-inch section
- Set the two 14-inch sections vertically on the table.
- Place the two 9 ½-inch sections vertically at the top and bottom of each of the 14-inch sections to form a rectangle.
- Pre-drill holes using the 1/8-inch drill bit and secure frame with screws.
- Place plywood on top of frame and attach with screws.
- Mix 80 ounces of cement with 20 ounces of water in mixing the pail and stir well until completely mixed.
- Pour the cement into your mold and distribute evenly using a trowel.
- Insert handles. Make sure they are centered and that the screws are entirely covered by cement.
- Allow cement to set for an hour or more.
- Once set, flip the frame over and remove the screws in the plywood.
- Remove the plywood by prying apart from cement.
- Flip over again and remove the screws from wood frame.
- Remove the frame by prying apart or tapping with hammer.
- Attach vinyl bumpers to corners of bottom of tray.