The backstory of the Nugtray™

I’ve been turning “nugtrays” in my wood shop for a few years now. I love to design them and chisel a block on the lathe into a finely contoured bowl of exotic wood… but beyond that, their usefulness (at least to me and some of my friends) is really invaluable. I love a clean house and weed dust just won’t cut it here. Plus I love beautiful things, and enjoy having these gorgeous bowls and trays displayed all around the place.

So like I said, I’ve been turning these trays for a few years now, but haven’t had an outlet to distribute them or even promote them to other weed smokers. The question always came down to: brick & mortar or online? There has been some interest from a few head shops and dispensaries, but the cut they want jacked the price per unit up way too high. So the answer ultimately came easily enough… welcome to their new online home:!

The Nugtray™ comes in a few different types:

The weed ashtrays generally consist of a bowl for ash, a lid to keep the mess and odor out of the way, and a removable lid topper that doubles as a cleaning tool.

Open trays are great to hold and display a few prime buds.

And the lidded bowls keep my stash out of sight but without a removable cleaning tool. Instead, the handles on these tend to be various crystals or jewels.

What can you keep in a Nugtray™?

These wooden trays are designed as containers for cannabis, but please note that they’re meant only for short-term storage. What works well is to keep the majority of any stash in a sealed container, and to break one or two fresh nugs into your nugtray for easy access.

Turned nugtrays can also function as ash receptacles. The glass toppers are handy cleaning tools for pipes; just clean your bowl into the tray and cover unsightly debris with the lid. Nugtrays allow you to keep some bud out while eliminating the mess normally associated with marijuana use.

Not a smoker? You can keep almost anything in a nugtray or lidded bowl (without cleaning pick). Jewelry, coins, stones, keys… anything that will fit and needs to be tucked neatly away. Nugtrays are not recommended for food storage. The small tray featured here is paduk wood with a blue glass handle.