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!
What I used to create my DIY TV Tray
Watch this video to see how I did it or read the tutorial below!
Start by sanding your plywood. I used my sander using 60 grit then 120 grit.
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.
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.
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