Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door

Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door | Pretty Handy Girl

One of my favorite places to thrift shop is the Habitat ReStore. I mean, where else can you find cool $2 cabinet doors?

Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door | Pretty Handy Girl

This fine cast off door is just screaming to be upcycled into a beautiful tray. Especially when the same thrifting adventure yielded VERY COOL door hardware! Simply combine the two and you have yourself a unique serving tray to give as a gift (or keep for yourself.)

Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door | Pretty Handy Girl

Materials:

  • Cabinet door
  • Door handle or cabinet handle
  • Wood putty
  • Putty knife
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Screwdriver bit
  • Rubber bumpers

Optional: Rub n’ Buff Gold Leaf

The steps are super simple.

Step 1. Fill in any holes from previous hardware with wood putty.

Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door | Pretty Handy Girl

Step 2. Paint over putty if necessary.

Step 3. Measure the center of your tray sides. Mark the location of the door hardware holes.

Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door | Pretty Handy Girl

Step 4: Drill holes to accomodate the width of the door pull screws.

Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door | Pretty Handy Girl

Step 5. Insert door pull into the tray.

Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door | Pretty Handy Girl

Step 6. Attach screws through the bottom. Add bumpers to protect your table top. (Alternatively you can countersink the screw heads.)

Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door | Pretty Handy Girl

Step 7. Optional. Add a little Rub n’ Buff to the handle to shine it up.

Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door | Pretty Handy Girl

That’s it! Your tray is complete.

Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door | Pretty Handy Girl

Time to load it up with desserts for your next holiday party.

Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door | Pretty Handy Girl

Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door | Pretty Handy Girl

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This tray is another one of my favorite Très Frugal DIY Gift Ideas. Here are the rest of the gift ideas in the series.

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Comments

  1. Great idea to make a tray from a cabinet door. I might even be able to handle this project. Thanks for sharing.

    Karen

  2. Wanted to say hi, Brittany. Just started following your blog. You have a fun blog filled with interesting makes. The cab door tray is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    A number of years ago, I bought a load of old cabinet doors from thrifts and yard sales. I remade them as trays and gave them to everyone for Xmas. The style of the door determined who got which one. They were a huge hit – everyone loved their tray. Now I’m thinking. . . who would love a tray this Xmas?

  3. As always you have great ideas. This is something maybe I can even do! (fingers crossed!)

  4. That is one super idea…once again Brittany hits the jackpot of great ideas! Thank you!

  5. Thanks for making this lovely blog! I stumbled across it as I was looking for ideas to make my best friend a new mailbox after I saw hers is falling apart. I am excited to get started on the house mailbox using the very well done photos, drawing and descriptions. Thanks so much.

  6. The tray looks great. Using actual serving tray handleswill make the tray easier to pick up.

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