Slice, dice and serve in style on this easy, cutting-edge project from Chris Ryland. We'll show you a simple way to dry-fit the parts, scribe the arc and then glue the whole works together. We used a 4-ft. steel ruler to scribe the arcs, but a yardstick or any thin board would also work. Be sure to use water-resistant wood glue and keep your tray out of the dishwasher or it might fall apart. And one more thing: Keep the boards as even as possible during glue-up to minimize sanding later.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- Miter saw
- Cordless drill
- Tape measure
- Forstner drill bits
- Orbital sander
- Safety glasses
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- Three 20-in. x 3-1/2-in. maple boards
- Two 23-1/2-in. x 1/2-in. x 3/4-in. walnut strips (handle strips)
- Two 5-in. x 1/2-in.-diameter dowels (handles)
- Four 3/4-in. x 3/4-in.-diameter dowels (for feet)