Long Hexagon Tray Plans

Wow it has been a super busy week, boy am I glad it is Saturday!  

Today I am going to share my Long Hexagon Tray Plans with you... and I am not going to lie, I seriously love this thing.  

Trays = Happiness  :)
Free Long Hexagon Tray Plans, build your own unique decorative tray for your home, MyLove2Create
Before I get started you need to know that I have a full picture tutorial of this Long Hexagon Tray over at Remodelaholic so click here to check it out!!

Now lets get building!
How to make a Long Hexagon Tray: 
Be sure to read through full plans and tutorial before making cuts
Free Long Hexagon Tray Plans, MyLove2Create
Supplies:
2- 1'' x 2'' x 8' boards
Satin or paint
Sand paper
Wood glue
Nail gun and finish nails
Bar clamps
Miter Saw

Cut List:
2- 1x2's @ 18 1/2'' long point to long point ends NOT parallel cut at 30 degrees (tray bottom)
2- 1x2's @ 16 3/4'' long point to long point ends NOT parallel cut at 30 degrees (tray bottom)
2- 1x2's @ 15'' long point to long point ends NOT parallel cut at 30 degrees (tray bottom)
4- 1x2's @ 6 1/8'' long point to long point ends NOT parallel cut at 30 degrees standing wood on skinny end to cut (short tray sides)
2- 1x2's @ 14 1/8'' long point to long point ends NOT parallel cut at 30 degrees standing wood on skinny end to cut (long tray sides)
Free Long Hexagon Tray Plans, MyLove2Create
Here is a photo for cutting reference:
how to cut with a 30 degree miter cut to make a long hexagon tray
Set your miter saw at 30 degrees (left).  Cut your tray bottom pieces by laying the board on it's thick side (top right).  Cut the tray sides by laying your board on its thin side (bottom right).

Step 1: Glue and clamp tray bottom pieces together
glue middle tray bottom pieces
add next two pieces to tray bottom
add last two pieces to tray bottom

Step 3: Measure and Cut your Tray Sides and attach them to the tray bottom

You can use the measurements in the cut list or you can measure and mark your tray sides to your bottom tray piece (after it is glued together) as you go.  I prefer this method to ensure a good fit.
add sides to tray


Using wood glue attach each tray side one at a time and work your way around until all pieces are in place. 

Nail through the lower half of the sides into the tray bottom with 2'' finish nails.  Once you have attached all the sides, go back with 1 1/4'' finish nails and secure the mitered corners on each side for extra strength.  

You can check out my Triangle Hexagon Tray for even more tips and tricks on building!

Step 6: Finish and Enjoy!

Fill all holes with wood filler, sand smooth, and stain or paint your tray as you desire!
Free Long Hexagon Tray Plans, MyLove2Create

This tray can be used in so many different ways in the home, what would you use it for?



Hugs,
Mindi

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1 comments

  1. Mindi! You rock the angles again! I love your hexagon tray.

    gail

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