Kitchen Cart Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about kitchen cart plans. If you want to learn more about building a nice kitchen cart, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other kitchen projects to choose from, so make sure you take a look over the rest of the plans that are featured on our website.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the kitchen cart to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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Kitchen Cart Plans

Building a kitchen cart

Building a kitchen cart

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 30″ long LEGS
  • B – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 20″ long, 6 pieces – 14″ long, 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 20″ long, 2 pieces – 14″ long  FRAME
  • C – 12 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 24″ long SHELVES
  • D – 4 caster wheels – 2″ long WHEELS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building a kitchen cart

Building the frame of the cart

Building the frame of the cart

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the kitchen cart. Therefore, you need to build the frame of the kitchen cart by using 2×4 components. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the framing components and secure them to the legs with 2 1/2″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

 

Attaching the bottom slats

Attaching the bottom slats

 

Building the floor of the cart is a straight-forward process, but you need to invest in high quality materials and to secure them to the frame tightly. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and secure them to the frame with 1 1/4″ screws.

 

Attaching the bottom rails

Attaching the bottom rails

 

Add 2×2 rails to the bottom shelf, if you want to enhance the look of the kitchen cart. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components, align them with great care and secure them to the structure with galvanized screws.

 

Attaching the caster wheels

Attaching the caster wheels

 

One of the last steps of the kitchen project is to attach the caster wheels to the bottom of the cart. Align the wheels with great care and secure them to the structure with galvanized screws.

 

Kitchen cart plans

Kitchen cart plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the wooden cart.

 

 

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