Muskoka Cottage Trays

How It All Started

Mary Butt 

Creative Designer

Custom Made Craftmanship & Quality

Featuring our most popular 16" x 16" Custom LetteredTray shown here


Shown above, the tray that started it all.  Custom 18" x 18" tray with sides, black background, white lettering with the perfect amount of antiquing.   Finished with 4 coats of water based varathane to preserve finish.  

Welcome to Muskoka Cottage Trays.  My name is Mary.  I love what I do.  Given a box when I was a little girl I would make it into some sort of a magical creation, a house out of an outboard motor box, a camera out of a shoebox.  I was always making something.  During the last 5-10 years of my Dad's life I spent a lot of time in his workshop with him and I got the bug for working with wood.  I love to build and refinish furniture.......

A few years back I needed a gift for a good friend when she retired from teaching. I asked her for a list of all the countries she'd travelled to and then my husband made me an 18" x 18" wooden tray.  The end result was my first tray, both personal and timeless.  She loved it.

Over the next couple of years I made a few more personalized trays for family and friends.  All of them were a huge hit.  My friends convinced me to open a Facebook page and within a few weeks I had over 30 orders.  My little hobby has grown and keeps me extremely busy.

Customized Lettered Trays & More

We use high quality kiln dried laminated pine.  Every item

is constructed by hand and carefully distressed.  What sets us apart is that we involve you in the creative process.  

Your input is essential and forms the basis of the finished product.  Many of our competitors use vinyl lettering techniques. However, we feel hand painted lettering

with antiquing effects brings each tray / sign to life.  Our customers are blown away with the finished product.  

Just take a moment and read our testimonials page.