1.07.2017

Hexagon Tile Serving Tray DIY

I'm on a tile kick! After making a hexagon tile vase and giving our fireplace a makeover, I made a simple serving tray. If you are wanting to learn a few tiling techniques and don't have a fireplace to makeover, this is a great project to start with! 
Materials:
-2 Thin sheets of plywood that measure the height of your tile when stacked (I found mine at Michaels)
-Wood Glue
-Mortar
-White Grout
-Tile float
-Sponge
-Tile Cutter
-Sander
-Miter Saw
-White Paint or Stain of your choice
-Polyeurethane
How-To:
1. Cut your plywood to desired shape. I cut mine to measure 7.5x17 inches for the bottom piece and 7.5x12 for the top piece.
2. Glue the two pieces of wood together, lining the edges up.
3. Dry fit your tiles and cut them to fit the empty space using a tile cutter.
4. Lay down mortar and put tile in place. Wait 24 hours for mortar to dry 
5. Grout the tile using your float and then wipe the grout off with the damp sponge. Let grout dry for two hours and then wipe with a microfiber cloth.
6. Sand down your tray and paint/stain to desired color. Coat the wood with polyurethane to last longer and repel stains. 

*For more tile photos and how-tos, check out this post.
There you have it! It is not as complicated as you would think. I love having a stash of trays at home to use with meals, serving at parties and to style on our coffee table. If you are looking for more serving tray DIYs check out this hexagon tray, and this copper and wood serving board.


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