Trays are good to have around during the holidays. Use them to serve your guests or decorate with your favorite holiday décor. Take this idea and make it your own.
I cut 4 pallet boards 13 1/2″ long. I used a nail gun to nail 2 boards 19 3/4″ long to the back of the 4 short boards.
I cut off pieces of a pallet support board for the handles and nailed them into the bottom boards.
I added Clavos to the top of the handles.
I added smaller Clavos to the ends of the 4 short boards.
I would like to show you the many different uses for our Clavos. Clavos are decorative nails that can be used to accentuate furniture, rustic wood doors, wooden gates, picture frames, chests, countertop edge, wooden crosses, shelf edges and other crafts.
You will need to drill a pilot hole and use a rubber mallet, except for some softer woods. If you have any questions about using clavos, comment below or use the ‘Contact Us’ form.
Here is an example of a wooden cross adorned with black clavos in 2 sizes.
I made another wooden chest out of 1×4 pine boards and added 30 silver clavos and medium star nail.
Barn wood picture frame with copper clavos.
Black clavos on cabinet doors give a nice accent.
Here are a few other uses for clavos I found on the web like these rustic sliding doors. source
Buffet – source
Clavos look nice on this leather covered chair. source
I’m sure you can think of many other uses for versatile clavos.
Clavos 1 1/8″
Use your pallet boards to make a wall art piece. Screw vertical supports from the back side. Cut a your favorite subject matter from plywood, spray paint it and add by screwing from the back or gluing. Then add clavos to the supports. This piece is approximately 24″ wide x 18″ tall.
Here’s an idea for a western frame. I wanted to add hair on cowhide to an 8×10 barn wood frame and had some strips from another project that fit perfectly inside of this frame. That was easy! With a leather rotary cutter I had to cut 2 more strips to have enough. I glued them to the frame with hot glue, but next time I would use epoxy or Titebond the original. Holes were drilled for the 1″ silver Clavos in the corners and I attached one 3/4″ on each side. I sprayed Small Star Nails metallic silver and drilled holes to nail them into the upper and lower part of the frame. These star nails had longer nails so I was able to nail them in and keep them on the outer portion of the frame. It was a simple design and not a lot of work. Hopefully this will give you inspiration to come up with your own fancy creation.
You can use Clavos for many different things like rustic doors, picture frames or upholstery, but why not dress up any basket with these 1″ Silver Clavos. Just stick them in and make your own design. You could put a little hot glue and snip off the points inside the basket.