Make breakfast in bed even cosier with your very own bed tray! This simple D.I.Y. project takes some pine and paint and transforms it into a wonderful bed tray, perfect for stacks of pancakes, bacon and eggs and glasses of fresh juice.
This versatile tray also works as a laptop holder, meaning however you spend your snoozy days, you’ll have a tray to rest everything on.
All you’ll need for this project is a few easy-to-find D.I.Y. materials and tools, most of which you might already have at home.
Using your tape measure and pencil, measure and mark the pine panel at 50cm long. Put on ear muffs, a dust mask and safety glasses and clamp the panel to your work surface to make it easier.
Cut at the mark using a circular saw.
Allow the paint on the pine panel to dry.
Once the panel is dry, position the legs on each corner, marking where the nails will go with a pencil.
Screw in your legs using your drill and screws. Once secure, turn over to enjoy your bed tray!
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.