Serving Platter

London Richards

London Richards

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Having friends over? Throwing a family get together? Maybe you are just creating a delicious Charcuterie board.

Show family and friends you are the hostess with the mostess with the perfect serving platter.

But first, where did the serving platter get its start?

Examples of the serving tray are scattered throughout history. The trays implied a sense of sophistication and wealth making them a must-have in aristocratic homes. In the 17th century these trays evolved to an oval shape and handles were added. Fast forward to the 19th century where serving trays became a part of day-to-day life for cafes and restaurants.

Today’s serving trays can be found in a variety of materials such as: marble, stone, wood, crystal and plastic. You can also find trays shaped like animals and even nature making them the focal point of your table.

Serve your appetizers, desserts, side or even your main dish with style while also  impressing your friends and family. But no need to buy such a platter…In this tutorial we will show you how easy it is to build your own wooden serving platter complete with personalization.

Let's get started!

Here is What you will need:



You can find these items in any local home improvement store. At the bottom of this article we have provided some links to make locating these items easier.

Watch the video below to start fixing the hole in the drywall.

Or you can follow the step-by-step instructions below.

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And Walla! You are ready to start using your serving platter.

Listed below are the supplies we used in this tutorial.


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