How to make a serving tray. Making this serving tray is a quick woodworking project that can be finished in a weekend. I’m making my wooden serving tray using padauk and maple woods. The padauk contrasts with the maple nicely and has a brilliant color. You should note that the bright orange of padauk will fade to brown over time. The ends of this tray use a joinery technique called breadboard ends that uses a tongue and groove method to connect. I start out by taking 3/4” maple and 3/4” padauk and resawing them on the bandsaw. The recessed holes for the glass bowls are much bigger than my biggest drill bit so I undercut them and rough them out with a jig saw. I will then take my MDF circle template and use a flush trim bit in my router to complete the nice round circle. The feet I’m using on this project was turned on the lathe but could have easily been cut out on the bandsaw or even made square. The handles on the opposite ends have a finger groove cut out on the router using a cove bit. This isn’t necessary but adds a nice touch and feel to the project.