How To Make A Bar Top Serving Tray With Wine Corks
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I recently finished a fun serving tray project with shop scraps.It features a decorative bottom covered with a bar top finish.You can pretty much build this to any dimensions you'd like, but take into account how deep your tray needs to be to accommodate whatever you use to decorate the bottom - in my case I used halved wine corks.
My dimensions ended up at 3″ x 15″ x 20″.For the joinery, I've been practicing dovetails, so I made a single dovetail at each corner.I used 1/4″ square dowels to create a cleat which I glued and secured with brads to support the tray bottom, which was simply 1/4″ plywood.
To make sure my bar top epoxy didn't ooze out of the cracks I used clear silicon caulk around the inside bottom and corners of my tray.I finished the tray with amber shellac.I attached store bought pulls for my tray handles, but you can, of course, cut out handles or create your own pulls.
From there, I proceeded to decorate my tray bottom with wine corks.I used a very elaborate method of halving them: a cutting board and a kitchen knife.Make sure you glue your corks...