How to Make a Rustic 3-Tier Serving Tray

Things You'll Need

  • Palm sander
  • Sandpaper
  • Clear varnish or polyurethane
  • Foam brush
  • Tape measure
  • Philips head screwdriver

The rustic wood pairs nicely with the industrial piping to create a one-of-a-kind piece.
  1. Use a palm sander to rid the wood discs of any splinters or roughness.
  2. Using a foam brush, seal the surface of the wood with varnish or polyurethane. If you are worried about food safety, you can try using mineral oil or just leave the wood unfinished.
  3. Use a tape measure to roughly determine the center of the piece of wood.
  4. The screws should easily go into the wood. If they don't, or if the wood starts to crack, pre-drill your hole and try again. Repeat this process on the other two rounds. The middle round will have a flange in the center of the bottom and the top. The top round will only have a flange on the bottom. Make sure the screws you use have a large enough head so that they will not slip through the hole in the flange.
  5. Thread the nipple into the floor flange on the largest round. Then, add the second layer by screwing the second tier onto the nipple. Add another nipple to the second layer. 
you can easily separate the tiers by unscrewing the nipples to make for easier storage.