Introduction: Beer Flight Tray

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These beer flight trays are used to sample multiple home brews. This is one design I came up with.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

These flight trays can be made from many different materials, I chose to use poplar

Tools list
2 1/2" Forstner bit

1/2" drill bit

Table saw

Chop saw

Jig saw / Band saw

Drill press


Nail gun

Sander / sanding block

Router (optional)

Many of these tools can be replaced with hand tools if needed

Step 2: Cutting Your Material

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The main piece is 20" long, 4 1/2" wide and 3/4" thick. The two legs
are 2" high, 4 1/2" wide and 3/4" thick. The dowel is 1/2" dia and 14" long.

Step 3: Marking and Cutting the Holes

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For the holes, I used a 2 1/2" Forstner bit. I started to mark the piece
of wood leaving 1 1/2" from one end to the edge of the first hole, leaving 1" in between each hole. At the end I marked out for a 4 1/2" long handle and 1 1/2" wide. The handle can be cut with a band saw or jig saw.

On the legs I marked in the middle of the piece 1/2" from the bottom, using a 1/2" drill bit I drilled 1/2" deep for the dowel to fit into.

Step 4: Finishing

I rounded some edges on a belt sander and also used a router on the
top edge to add some more detail. This is optional as you can just sand the edges by hand if you prefer.

Next I glued the pieces together using a pin nailer just to hold it together while the glue sets. One final sand, stain and polyurethane if you prefer.


jones424 made it! (author)2017-07-07

Finished Mine up the other night. I got overly happy with the router table and routed the bottom edge and it messed up my feet so had to roll all the corners. Turned out decent. Thank you for the plans and idea!

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