Decorative piece that overlaps the negative space of the frame
Gorilla glue (all surface)
Felt feet (optional)
The decorative piece I chose for my tray was made of a flimsy sheet metal, so I added a supporting piece of wood down the center. This was carefully measured and made to fit snug by knocking into place. I also added a larger piece in the back to close up the space. (I used a staple gun to make sure it was secure)
See where you want to place the handles of your tray. Once you've decided, measure the frame lengthwise and mark the middle point with a pencil. Then measure your hardware lengthwise and mark the middle point as well. Once you've done so, line each center point up and double check to see if the placement is to your liking.
Once you have the placement right, you can mark your drill points for the hardware to drop down. The easiest way to do this is to take white out or nail polish (such a girl, I know) and dab the ends of the hardware. Line your (center) points up and press down to transfer the marks on the wood. Measure again (both sides) to make sure the marks are pleasing.
Now the fun part! Drill all four marks. Depending on the state of the wood, you may have to use a drill guide to make sure you don't stray from your desired position. Also, start with a smaller bit and work your way up to the desired size if the wood is fragile.
Now that you have your holes, you can drop your hardware down and screw the washer and nut in place with your wrench.
For the decorative piece, I made sure it overlapped onto the wood so I would only have to glue it down for it to be secure.
* when gluing down the center, it only takes a little gorilla glue for it to bond. The glue expands as it dries so be sure to not let it seep out on the edges and sides.
*If the surface of the frame is rough in the back, apply felt feet in the corners to prevent the tray from scratching surfaces in your home.
Let you tray sit over night to dry completely.
Hope you enjoy putting your personal stamp on this DIY project.