For a last-minute gift, I gathered some wood leftovers, and got inspiration from two nice little door handles.
The result is a small, long and modern-styled personal tea tray.
Step 1: Needed Stuff
- mini door handles,
- wood bard,
- 3mm thick plywood.
- wood glue, linseed oil.
- drill press,
- saw, sander.
Step 2: Make Grooves
Make the grooves with the router. Or buy wood bars with a groove already made.
Use a bit for 4 mm wide and 10 mm deep grooves.
WARNING! a router is an extremely dangerous tool. It rotates much faster than a drill, and can cause nasty wounds.
- Wear protection glasses and work gloves
- Tighten wooden parts in a very stable vise
- Hold router with both hands
- Exercise on some scrap wood
Step 3: Cut Wood to Length
The plywood can be cut with a knife.
Cut the bars to length with a saw.
Step 4: Glue
Add glue into the grooves, and where the side bars touch each other.
When dry, rectify with a sander. Optionally fill the holes with some wood filler or putty.
Step 5: Make Holes
Mark the holes positions, drill them.
Drill a blind hole on the bottom side for the screw heads.
Step 6: Oil
Apply linseed oil, wait, remove excess with a cloth.
Step 7: Final Assembly
Screw the handles. The screw may need to be cut to length.
Step 8: Finished Product
Wrap it in a nice present paper, together with some tea blends, and make someone happy!