If you’ve haunted flea markets and thrift stores, you’ve probably seen collections of yardsticks for sale pretty cheaply. They aren’t quite as easy to find as they once were, but after you see this serving tray by Brooke from anastasiavintage, you’ll want to start buying all the yardsticks you can find.
Brooke started her project with a piece of plywood cut to the size of the bottom of the tray she wanted. She then cut the yardsticks the width of the board and glued them together side by side. Brooke then took her remaining yardsticks and cut them to the sizes she needed to form the sides of the tray. These side pieces were glued and brad nailed in place. The final step was to apply a clear wax to protect the wood.
This project is a perfect one for a beginner do-it-yourselfer since very few tools are used. The project is a simple one with maximum appeal, and it can easily be finished in a day.