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This is a super simple DIY TV tray.

DIY TV Tray with Plywood

I’m so stoked to be sharing this DIY with you today because I did it as a part of a challenge! This was my first challenge ever and I had so much fun. My family has a beautiful dining area, but it’s currently a craft area right now. Also let’s be honest, we’ve never eaten a meal on that table. We routinely sit on the floor and eat off the coffee table in the living room. I would prefer to not eat in the living room at all, but the fact is it’s my house and I can do what I want 😂. That’s why I decided to do a DIY TV tray so we could at least have something designated to eat on!

I love working with plywood. I have only done a couple of projects with it but I always have so much fun when I do. I also love staining wood so this project was extremely gratifying. Make sure to check out the other projects at the bottom of this post for more plywood project ideas!

This is a super simple DIY TV tray.

What I used to create my DIY TV Tray

Watch this video to see how I did it or read the tutorial below!

This is a super simple DIY TV tray.

Start by sanding your plywood. I used my sander using 60 grit then 120 grit.

This is a super simple DIY TV tray.

I then put my gloves on and dipped an old rag in the wood stain and put it on the wood. I did two coats because I really wanted it dark.

This is a super simple DIY TV tray.

This is a super simple DIY TV tray.

I sprayed it with polyurethane then acrylic sealant. I did both because the polyurethane seals the stain and I like the texture of the acrylic spray.

Then, I glued the cabinet pulls on! Seriously so simple.

This is a super simple DIY TV tray.

You have to check out these other amazing projects. They’re all unique and different ranging from super in depth to really simple! There is something for everyone:

outdoor sectional sofa | Remodelaholic

mini barn door for a crawl space | The Cofran Home

handlettered “hello” sign | Lemon Thistle

easy TV tray | Practical and Pretty

rolling storage drawers | Happy Go Lucky

mid-century modular lego table | The Created Home

entryway bench | Woodshop Diaries

farmhouse sign | Our Crafty Mom

mid-century daybed | Paper Daisy Design

produce bins | Anika’s DIY Life

plywood accent wall | Diva of DIY

kids chairs with storage | Our House Now a Home

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  1. Michelle James says:

    Wow! I love this tv tray and plan to add it on my ever growing list of to do projects! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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