Trays - Things Could Be Worse

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 and initially launched as his 65th Kickstarter project in 2023.
  • 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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information:

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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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
New G.
A New Tradition

This tray is the perfect size for a family-sized batch of cookies. It's very well made and the printing is clear and detailed. It's going to be a tradition from now on to use this tray. Also, (hint, hint) Things Could Be Worse cookies would look great on it next year...