Wooden Serving Tray | Woodworking Gift Ideas | DIY

Wooden Serving Tray | Woodworking Gift Ideas | DIY

I made a customized wooden serving tray out of maple and walnut. Perfect gift idea for all those beginner woodworkers!

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I started off by taking a few maple boards, squaring them up, and cut them into strips to glue up the bottom panel. Once those were dry, I took the panel over to my CNC for the custom engraving. I decided to go with “Tognacci” as its a Christmas gift for a family member. Next, I grabbed some walnut and started working on the outside part of the tray. I tried something new with this one and used a continuous grain pattern all the way around with my mitered corners. Came out great! To secure the joints, I used my spline jig and cut out some slots to put in some pieces of maple. I sanded everything down, applied some mineral oil, and finished it with some paste wax. I hope you enjoy the video and let me know if you have any questions down in the comment section below!

50 Comments

  1. Ryan LaBarre on September 9, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Beginning woodworker? haha… This one seems fairly hard for a beginner (like me). Super labor intensive.. Assuming price has to be pretty high to make anything on em



  2. John L. on September 9, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Awesome video. I’d be very interested in a video on how you created your table saw jig for cutting straight edges.



  3. Anthony Sunseri on September 9, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Could you provide a cut list? What size are the Maple boards that you cut? 1×4? What are the dimensions of the bottom of tray?



  4. Ngoc DIY on September 9, 2022 at 12:05 am

    You are so creative, I love DIY products like this.good idea man 👍



  5. Alex Pechauer on September 9, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Good video man. Your shop looks pretty legit too.



  6. Michael Boyle on September 9, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Very tasty.



  7. lry76 on September 9, 2022 at 12:13 am

    any chance you can share dimensions of each piece and overall tray?



  8. Robert Costello on September 9, 2022 at 12:14 am

    You sir, have a good hand for this kind of work. Thanks for posting and teaching me some new tricks 👍🏼



  9. Eric Taba on September 9, 2022 at 12:14 am

    whats up with the jig used around 3:50 to cut the walnut? Never seen it before, why is it needed? thanks



  10. David Cochran on September 9, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Just watched this video again as I am trying to figure out a good way to measure out the mitered ends so you dont have gaps between your bottom board and side pieces. Any words of wisdom for doing this? Right now I just sneak up on each corner and it becomes extremely tedious.



  11. Casual Builds on September 9, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Have you built a serving tray before? How’d it come out? Let me know below!



  12. Виктор Агабабян on September 9, 2022 at 12:17 am

    I leave a comment, because it’s a great job!👍



  13. The Fantasy Football Dudes on September 9, 2022 at 12:18 am

    This is awesome bro



  14. Paul Legacy on September 9, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Very well done, good instructions thank you.



  15. Jaime T on September 9, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Great video! I have been looking to make a tray and your video is one of the better ones I’ve seen yet. And your tray came out nicely!



  16. Brian Thorstad on September 9, 2022 at 12:21 am

    First time viewer…banged on the subscribe button.
    Very nice, I’m getting ready to make a serving tray and like what you’ve done. Except for the CNC, you have tools like me, which is encouraging.



  17. Kenneth Trim on September 9, 2022 at 12:22 am

    CB, excellent work. Where do you get your hardwood?



  18. Paul Hawvermale on September 9, 2022 at 12:23 am

    I would like to make a tray with sloping sides, maybe 10 degrees. Can’t figure out the corner angles, thanks



  19. Michael Vinson on September 9, 2022 at 12:25 am

    How thick was the bottom panel?



  20. Malcolm Meares on September 9, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Awesome work mate



  21. Steve Siefken on September 9, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Nice design



  22. David Cochran on September 9, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Great video. Very elegant.



  23. Red Dog 8814 on September 9, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Super cool brother. Awesome build. Very nice work.



  24. Chris Walters on September 9, 2022 at 12:28 am

    hey my friend i thought i re-subscribed but if i didnt i had to cause i got a new tablet a while back. chris



  25. dickrohn on September 9, 2022 at 12:29 am

    Your work, and the video, is awesome! What brand & model # CNC do you use?



  26. Parm Azaad on September 9, 2022 at 12:30 am

    First spend $200k on some heavy equipment….



  27. Robert Costello on September 9, 2022 at 12:32 am

    I’m so f**king jealous on all of your beautiful tools. I have to work with a drill, handsaw, and an oscillating sander 😢



  28. Augusto Mello on September 9, 2022 at 12:32 am

    good job man… I’m starting my woodwork course next week… first task is a tea tray 🙂



  29. Allen Ensminger on September 9, 2022 at 12:34 am

    What was used to do the writing on the tray?



  30. SuzukiKid400 on September 9, 2022 at 12:35 am

    What are the dimensions of all the pieces? Thicknesses, lengths and widths? I like the proportions that you used.



  31. EscobarStyle on September 9, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Just stumbled upon this video. And WOW man! You made it seem so effortless that I can even do it as a beginner. But I know it’s probably tough 🤦🏻‍♂️. My only problem is that I dont have a band saw to make those handles 😞



  32. mark richburg on September 9, 2022 at 12:38 am

    For the quality of your videos you should have way more subscribers man! Keep up the awesome videos!



  33. Zack16Fair on September 9, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Lmao I have that same router bit box and peices



  34. Rich H on September 9, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Awesome serving tray. Where do you purchase your wood from?



  35. Manuel Perez on September 9, 2022 at 12:40 am

    What kind of CNC Router is that? Great video!



  36. Yvonne Z. Amador de Garcia on September 9, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Very good. Excellent 👍🏻



  37. tclures on September 9, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Just curious, where did you get your CNC? How much?



  38. Mike Disimile on September 9, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Great job explaining everything thank you very much



  39. C P on September 9, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Quick Question? Did you leave any space in the grooves for the bottom of the tray to expand and contract? I am making some trays and I was worried that I may need to leave a little gap for humidity changes effecting the wood. Just don’t want the expansion to bust the miter joints. Thoughts?



  40. JustCustomizeit! on September 9, 2022 at 12:46 am

    I cant gind link to mineral oil?😔



  41. Raymond Rivera on September 9, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Nice vid, do you have a video making that spline jig? Just subscribed God bless🙏



  42. Robert Hebron on September 9, 2022 at 12:47 am

    What dado blade size do I use here? Thanks!



  43. J C on September 9, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Not bad



  44. Anthony Sunseri on September 9, 2022 at 12:52 am

    Is it me or was there not a single screw used in that entire build? Was that whole thing put together with just glue



  45. Emil Viberg on September 9, 2022 at 12:55 am

    This is awsome! Im currently looking for a jointer and planner. Then I just need someone selling me nice quality wood and I’m going to try this one and the side grain cutting board! 5/5



  46. Ron Fontenot on September 9, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Question: How do you like your Porter-Cable jointer? I am thinking about getting one while they are on sale.



  47. Migdalia Sylvester on September 9, 2022 at 12:57 am

    *As an amateur with woodworker, I typically feel overpowered with the entire arrangement. Be that as it may, this arrangements drove me through with much clarity and effortlessness **Allmy.Tips** I now work like a genius. That is great!*



  48. Ben Tucker on September 9, 2022 at 12:58 am

    Is there enough clearance on your cnc to build these ahead to sell and customize to the buyers name…so cnc after built?



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  50. Konstantin 17 on September 9, 2022 at 12:59 am

    This is pretty cool, but i dont have any of those huge machines and tools you have…. Could you maybe try making something with, you know, cheap and widely accessible tools? Thanks! 🙂