Build a Maple Taco Holder
Updated: Mar. 20, 2019
This easy-to-make taco holder features the same materials as a cutting board: hardwood, food-safe glue and a natural oil finish. Make one for yourself today!
Just a few materials and a couple of tools is all it takes to make this quirky serving tray. Whether you’re hosting a big fiesta or simply dishing up a weeknight dinner for your family, a taco holder is sure to spark conversation and compliments. Keep reading to learn how to build it.
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Materials & Tools
- 1 x 7-1/4 in. maple board (approximately 2 ft.)
- Water-resistant, food-safe wood glue
- Cutting board oil
Cut the Parts
I used a 1 x 7-1/4-in. maple board for this project, so 6-in. tortillas will fit nicely in each slot. Cut the bottom piece to 11-3/4 in. Then cut five 1-3/4-in. wall pieces.
Assemble and Finish
Lay out the bottom and wall pieces. Align the two end wall pieces to be flush with the edges of the bottom piece, and then space each additional wall piece 2 in. apart. Lightly mark the location of each wall piece.
Glue each wall piece to the bottom and clamp them in place. Allow the glue to dry completely before removing the clamps.
Sand all edges and wipe off the dust. Then apply a generous coat of cutting board oil to the entire piece. Let the oil soak in for at least 20 minutes before removing the excess with a clean cloth.
That’s it! Fill the slots with tacos and you’re ready for a fiesta!
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Originally Published: September 29, 2017