This is a sponsored post on behalf of Tyson, Unilever, and Bimbo and all opinions are my own.
I love the cookout season. We host backyard gatherings every month. It is one of the best parts of having a large yard, being able to entertain our family and friends. After our recent remodel we had some scrap wood left over so we made this simple DIY Wooden Serving Tray that is perfect for carrying the food out to the grill or serving your guests.
DIY Wooden Serving Tray Supplies
- 4 – 1×4 boards cut to the desired length of the tray
- 2 – 1×2 boards cut to 1″ less than the width of your tray for legs
- 1 1/4″ nails
- 2 – handles with screws
- paint and sandpaper (optional)
We used wood boards that were already primed white. However, you can use nude boards and paint your color of choice.
Since our boards were already primed white, we decided to sand them individually before nailing together. I wanted my serving tray to have the rough antique look. We used a hand sander but you can lightly sand the edges of your boards, after the paint dries, with a single piece of sandpaper.
Once you cut your boards to the size you want your tray to be and have sanded to your liking, line them up and flip them upside down. You will use two smaller boards as the legs. These two boards are how you will hold the serving tray together.
You can use a nail gun if you have one handy or simply use a hammer to nail in enough nails that will keep all the boards together. As you can see, we put a lot of tiny nails into the two bottom boards.
Next, flip your serving tray right side up and line up where you want your two handles. Start the holes for your handles with an electric screwdriver if possible.
I am loving how this turned out!
DIY Wooden Serving Tray
You can use your serving tray to carry the food to the grill, as a pretty tray for your table to add decor, or to serve guests appetizers or drinks.
For our first cookout of the summer, we served Ball Park Prime Bun Size Uncured Beef Franks and Tyson Premium Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts sandwiches, along with homemade pico de gallo, fresh fruit, plenty of condiments and root beer floats.
To make our grilled chicken sandwiches we used the Ball Park Tailgaters Crustini Buns. To add more flavor to your grilled chicken sandwiches, add some butter to the inside of your buns and toast them on the grill.
The Ball Park Tailgaters Brat Buns allow extra room to cover your hot dog with all the delicious toppings. We piled ours high with pickle relish and pico.
The Ball Park Prime Bun Size Uncured Beef Franks were amazing. We have always been a Ball Park family, but these franks were new for us to try. We loved them!
What is your must-have hot dog topping?
I was able to pick up all of my grocery items and meal ingredients for our cookout while shopping at Sam’s Club. I love how easy it is to buy in a larger quantity for serving guests. Sam’s Club offers all the brands we love.
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