Inviting guests into your home is a hospitable way to share camaraderie. One way to get multiple beverages or food items to your entertaining area is to place them on a tray. Building your own serving tray is fairly easy and will provide your guests with a topic of conversation as they see their refreshments arrive.
Wearing safety glasses, cut the wood to length. Cut the 3/4-inch plywood to 18 inches long, cut two 1-by-3s to 24 inches long, and cut two pieces of 1-by-3 16-1/2 inches long.
Line up the two pieces of 24-inch 1-by-3s on top of the plywood base at the 24-inch edges. Square the pieces so they are at right angles to the plywood with the carpenter's square.
Screw the pieces into place with four screws, one on either end and the other two about eight inches apart.
Place the 16-1/2-inch pieces of 1-by-3 on top of the plywood at the shorter edges and between the 24-inch boards. Square the pieces to the plywood and the 24-inch 1-by-3 with the carpenter's square. Screw the pieces into place using three screws--one on either side and one in the center.
Center the handles along the 18-inch sides of the tray. The handles should be centered on each side and placed about one inch from the top edge. Screw the handles into place.