Wood Burned Serving Tray

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by Rachel Adams, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Wood Burned Serving Tray

Treat your guests to a delicious spread served on wood burned basswood plaque. Find everything you need for this hot DIY at an A.C. Moore near you.

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Project Details

  • Level:advanced
  • Time:1 hour + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1

    Attach flow point to wood burning tool, plug it in, and let it heat up. TIP: For basswood, the second highest temperature works best.

    Place transfer paper on top of basswood slice and then trace template, image, or lettering on top of transfer paper. Trace template, image, or lettering with pencil. Carefully remove both transfer paper and template, image, or lettering.

  • 2

    With the wood burning tool, go over the traced design. TIP: Keep the tool moving or the burn marks won't look consistent.

    When finished using the wood burning tool, use a soft cloth to cover the basswood slice with butcher block oil and finish. Let dry for up to 6 hours.

    Lightly sand and re-coat with butcher block oil and let dry another 6 hours.

  • 3

    With a pencil, mark where you want the knobs to go.

    Unscrew the knob and separate all of the pieces.

    With a small screw, screw the metal base of the knob into the marks where the knobs will go, but don't screw through the basswood.

  • 4

    Using quick grip, glue button into the open space in the top of the knob and let dry.

    Glue decorative knob onto the screw and let dry.

Project Details

  • Level:advanced
  • Time:1 hour + dry time

Project Supplies

  • • Extra Large Basswood Slice; Wood Burning Tool With Rounded Flow Point Tip; Transfer Paper
  • • Two Decorative Knobs of Your Choice; Template With Wording or Images of Your Choice; Button in the Style of Your Choice
  • • Screwdriver; Screws; Pencil; Tape; Soft Cloth; Butcher Block Oil and Finish; 400 Grit Sandpaper