Pinterest Facebook Twitter Learn how to build a tall hex tray using just two panels! This easy-to-make wood tray is perfect for organizing items on your coffee table, ottoman, or kitchen counter. Add embossed inlay to stairs with this printable staircase art, and read more about decorating with trays in 5 Ways and 10 Places to Use Trays in Your Décor. Get this printable hexagon tray plans here DIY Long Hexagon Wood Tray Hi, it’s Mindi from My Love 2 Create. I recently shared How to Build an Easy Antique ‘Wooden Box. I firmly believe that you can never have enough boxes or trays! Both are versatile in making your home decor look great while keeping it organized. Do you understand what I mean?! This tray is beautiful, unique and adds such charm, and I kind of like it. This post contains affiliate links. Read our full disclosure here. Plus, this easy-to-use wooden tray can be used in any room of the house. The perfect decor accent or place to keep things organized – like TV and magazine remotes. Or make one as a gift – house party, wedding, think of you, just because! SEE ALSO: Why You Should Use Trays in Your Home Décor and 8 Practical Uses of Trays Around the Home Basic corner pieces take this hex tray to the next level of a basic rectangular tray. This is a great project for beginning woodworkers to practice cutting corners with precision and cutting pieces to accurate sizes as well. How to make a tall hex tray Add carpentry plan to your cart here Watch the tutorial video below and click here to watch a complete photo tutorial in Mylove2create Dimensions Hexagonal tray 1 ½ “D x 20” “L x 10 ½” W at its widest. The central rectangular section measures 13 x 9 inches so papers, magazines, and books fit well. If you want the edge of the tray to be deeper, you can sort in a 1 x 3 or 1 x 4 inch to cut out the edge of the tray. Tools and Materials To build this DIY Hexagon Long Wooden Tray, you will only need two 1×2 boards and a miter saw. A nailer helps a project to work together sturdy and securely (and quickly), but you can use a hammer and finish nails as well. Since the base of the tray is glued to the edge, two rail fasteners are a must (and worth the investment because you’ll be using them a lot on other projects!) You’ll also need wood glue, wood filler, any stain and paint, and the sealant you want to use. If you want to make this serving tray, add two handles to the ends. Get your woodworking plan here with the complete cutting list and assembly instructions. How to Cut a Wood Hexagon When you build in a hexagon, dust off a high school geometry class and remember that 30 degrees is the key to the hexagon! You will set your miter saw 30 rungs (left photo) to cut the boards according to the dimensions on your woodworking plan. The bottom pieces of the tray are located across the wider face of the board (upper-right image). The sides of the drawer are cut across the narrower face of the board (bottom right photo). See more DIY Hexagon projects, like this hexagonal one-panel planter and Moroccan side table. Hex Tray Assembling After cutting the bottom pieces of the tray to size, you will build the bottom part with the edge by gluing the pieces together. Glue the bottom panels with wood glue, then secure them with rail clips while the wood dries. You can wipe off the excess glue with a damp cloth after installation. If you are smudging, be sure to do so, as drying on the glue does not take the stain. Once the glue has dried, remove the clamps and smoothly sand the bottom of the tray. Cut the edges of the tray at an angle You will get a better and more accurate fit to the sides of the tray if you measure and mark * after * gluing the pieces of wood hex base together. (The printable plans include tips for doing this efficiently and accurately as well.) Then you’ll sand the side pieces and secure them to the bottom using glue and nails (optional) or final nails. You can check out Triangle Hexagon Tray for more tips and tricks on building this shape tray. Finishing a DIY Wooden Tray Before completing any woodworking project, make sure all holes are filled with a smooth wood-sand filler. This will make all the difference to the final product! Use a softener beforehand before staining soft woods such as pine. I have smeared a tray with a Rastollium cosmic. It started with a lighter dye, but I didn’t like it so I finished it dark and that was just what I wanted! I finished 3 layers of plastic sanding with 320 grits between coats 1 and 2 to make it nice and smooth. For a different finishing style, you can also try: Where to Use a DIY Wooden Tray This easy wooden tray is the perfect size for carrying small items in your home. Use it on a coffee table, ottoman, or entry table to decorate and organize your things. Would look great on a cupboard to pick up your jewelry at night … or put it in the kitchen to hold flowers! Trays can add the perfect touch to any room décor. The wooden tray also looks great in the living room which sits at the reclaimed wood coffee table! Plus it would be an ideal place to keep remote controls, if you are prone to losing them … how about putting them in the bathroom to carry lotions, soaps, and perfumes ?! Lots of great ideas! Read 8 Practical and Beautiful Uses of Trays Now you want to create one, right ?! I have many other staircase ideas along with full tutorials on my blog for more ideas! Hugs, Mindi More DIY Trays Posted on August 05, 2017 // Last Update March 17, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Remodelaholic is a participant in Amazon Services LLC Associates, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Please see our full disclosure here. Publication date: April 10, 2021 Listed under: Beginner, Build, By Cost, By Level, By Material, By Style, By Tool, Contributor, Decorating, DIY, DIY Project Plans, Farm, Free Up To $ 20, Furniture Building Projects And Plans, Miter saw, nailer, regulatory elements, regulation, tools, trays, wood and plywood etc. Tagged: Beginner, Budget Friendly, Coffee Table Decor, Decorating With Trays, DIY Under $ 20, Geometric, Hexagon, Wood Projects, Carpentry Plans Big Love For DIY, Repurpose, And Create! I constantly strive to make things more useful, functional and beautiful in my home one project at a time. 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