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How to Make a Driftwood Serving Tray

See how we turned an old piece of wood, some vintage glass lampshades and a few old cabinet knobs into a unique party platter.

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Driftwood platter

Courtesy of Susan Teare

This easy project is perfect for serving munchies and fresh fruits, or it can also be used to display your favorite trinkets. With this platter, your guests will be admiring your DIY handiwork as much as your food.

Materials and Tools

  • Phillips head screwdriver

  • vintage glass lampshades with holes in center

  • recycled cabinet knobs that can be screwed down

  • piece of salvaged wood or driftwood

  • 4 wheels with brackets from hardware store

  • wood sealer

Clean the Materials

Clean the lampshades with hot soapy water. Clean and seal the piece of wood. We used a piece of driftwood found floating in a lake.

Add Wheels

Add wheels to the bottom of the wood using a screwdriver or drill gun. Make sure the wheels are even and level.

Lay Out the Glass

Determine the placement of the serving bowls/glass shades on top of the wood.

Fasten Bowls to the Wood

Place knobs inside the holes in the glass shades and screw the shades into place.

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