Just in time for the Super Bowl next week! This snack tray is hinged for storage and each side features the colors of opposing teams. If your party is likely to be biased, you will probably want to use only your team’s colors!
Limited tools project
I wanted this project to be accessible and easy for anyone to build. If you’ve never made any woodworking projects, this would be a fun way to get started.
Wood: 3/4″ thick board, either solid lumber or plywood, and a 1/4″ thick board for the backs. 7.5″ wide X 30″ long for each will be plenty.
You will need a jigsaw to make all of the cuts. A jigsaw is a great “first tool” to own. With it, you can cut just about anything: straight cuts and curved cuts. The other tool you will need is a drill to bore an entry hole for the jigsaw blade.
This project requires quite a bit of sanding which will go much quicker if you have a power sander: either a palm sander or a random orbit sander. But if you just want to use sandpaper and elbow grease, that will work fine.
To attach the cutting template, you will need some spray adhesive. Use wood glue to join the wood together. Carpet tape will be handy for holding the two trays together while you sand them. You could also clamp them together.
I used a 2 1/2″ brass hinge on my tray. And of course, you will need paint. I finished the tray with spray lacquer. This will make it easy to wipe clean with a damp rag.