Pinterest. I was looking for a hand grip for my hiking stick which would not be expensive ad also would work well rain or shine. I simply adore these trays. Be sure to square the ends of the boards before measuring for your cuts. Pinning is always welcome and much appreciated. I got lucky since I had NO earthly idea what I was going to make. I really love the rope handles! I didn't think about adding a loop though, I'll have to remember that for the next one.... nice ible, Reply From the top “end point”, measure out more rope to create the loop and double back down the stick to the bottom of where the whipping (hand grip) will stop. My tray is 18” x 14”, if you want a different size tray just cut 6 boards the length of the tray you want and two for the ends at the width you’d like. I don’t have printable directions for my projects at this time. Then Wendi added the rope for the handles. how to attach rope handles 2. You can never have too many trays is what I’m discovering! Because this month’s Power Tool Challenge is all about trays. They sell it on a winder. Name * Email * Website. This has been fun blog hop and I loved your oyster shell candleholders. Thanks for visiting the blog! Lay the rope against the stick heading toward the top. Hi Linda! It’s easier to sand the tray before assembling the pieces and the wood takes on a better naturally aged appearance. That sounds like the perfect plan for me! I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Love your beach story. I think my new DIY rope handle tray turned out super cute, especially since I had no plan or idea what type of tray I was going to make. If you're a non-blogger, would like to use the content contained on this site in a manner other than expressly permitted here, or have any questions, please email us at email@example.com. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. on Introduction, I did pretty much the same thing but using recycled twine from haybales. Wendi, The rope handles make this whole tray! Use a palm sander to soften all the hard edges. I can’t believe you made your entire tray. The sides were raw wood and they didn’t look right next to the pretty patina of the wood base. Then use Barge glue to lay the center line or rope lines in. I love your tray and especially like the rope handles. I just used a cheap paracord. Are you ready to see how to make one like mine? Both ends are covered with rubber feet from a walker. We moved to San Diego area when youngest (of 4) was 17 months old, practically raised her at beach. What a cute tray! Forestry permit cut standing dead wood aspen saplings. Log in. To get started, I cut a pieces of maple that are about 3/4″ long from a strip that is 1/2″ square.