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Things Could Be Worse Trays

Item: Rectangular Blue Tray

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Birchwood serving trays decorated with Things-Could-Be-Worse patterns. We call it Things-Could-Be-Worse because it includes reminders that, no matter how poorly your day is going, things could be worse. You could also be plagued by pterodactyls, pursued by rogue robots, pestered by zombie poodles. And there’s also a red version of the design, called Things-Could-Be-Worse Christmas—featuring all your favorite holiday cliches run amok.

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Dimensions & More Info

Rectangular Trays: 14" x 11" (36 x 28 cm)

Round Trays: 15" diameter (38 cm)


  • Designed by Don Moyer.
  • Made at the Åry workshop in Nybro, Sweden.
  • The core of the trays are multiple layers of FSC-certified birchwood veneer coated in melamine.
  • Food safe.
Use & Care

You’ll be amazed at how many uses trays have in the kitchen, for entertaining, managing snacks on the ottoman, organizing paperwork, and bringing order to your boudoir. If you want, you can have your minions deliver important correspondence to you on a tray.

Do not heat these trays in an oven or microwave.

We recommend washing by hand since the detergents used in home dishwashers are so rough.

Where it's made

Our trays are made at the Åry workshop in Nybro, Sweden. The team takes sheets of FSC®-certified birch veneer, and smooshes them together with melamine goop using high heat and pressure. Åry has been producing high quality products in their own factory since 1952. All the raw material for our trays are sourced within Europe.

Who we are

Calamityware is a small, eight-person, one-dog company headquartered in Pittsburgh. We love bringing the darkly whimsical view of our founder and chief monster-maker, Don Moyer, to life. Our products are high quality, meticulously manufactured items that make wonderful gifts for you and other weird-adjacent people in your life. Our goal is to make you smile.

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