One of the trays by itself on an outdoor table
A 2 tier tray sitting on our outside table
My Two Tier Tray Tables
Have you ever liked the look of tray tables? I had some wood sitting around, and wanted to explore the idea of a 3 tier tray table.
The three tier table ended up being too large, so I used the two tier by itself. The extra tray is lovely all on it’s own and is used on another table. The legs were remnants of legs from a Hollywood regency bamboo table. From those table legs, they were cut in the center of the faux bamboo, which gave me 15 legs to use for other projects.
Here you can see the bamboo legs which were cut down. I didn’t end up using the square wood pieces that are seen in the picture. Although I have learned that using these heavy duty screws is one of the best ways to anchor a leg on a bench or a table. In the past I have used smaller screws only for the bench to fall apart. I have had 4 benches break in the past Oh mercy!
I found that having one support in the center section wasn’t enough. I changed the design to have to support beams holding up the top tray. The trays were given a burnt orange undercoat. A top layer of beige was added, and before the paint was dry, areas were wiped off with a cloth to give it distressing. Old cabinet handles were added to the sides and the inside was left in it’s natural wood.