How to Build Your Own Rolling Bar Cart

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    Sponsored By The Home Depot.

    The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer.

    Created By BlankSlate

    Is your kitchen short on counter space or do you entertain often in your home? A solid rolling bar cart is an excellent way to gain extra space and serve your guests. It features two shelves, one to hold barware and the second to hold bottles. Smoothly rolling casters and functional storage hooks from The Home Depot make this a stylish and functional entertaining cart.

    Through this step-by-step tutorial, let’s build a cart that you can use for entertaining indoors and outdoors.

    All photos by Weatherby Photography.

    What you need for this job:

    TOOLS:
    ● Measuring tape
    ● Rafter square
    ● Miter saw
    ● Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig
    ● Drill
    ● Bar clamp
    ● 90-degree corner clamp
    ● Wood glue
    ● 18-gauge brad nailer
    ● Circular saw
    ● Table saw
    ● Jigsaw or Hand saw
    ● Random Orbit Sander, for optional finish
    ● 100- and 200-grit sandpaper, for optional finish
    ● Dust cloth or tack cloth, for optional finish
    ● Clean cloths, for optional finish

    MATERIALS (prices may vary by region):
    ● (4) 8′ lengths of 2′ x 4′ lumber, $2.77 each
    ● (1) 8′ length of 2′ x 2′ lumber, $8.72
    ● (2) 8′ lengths of 1′ x 4′ lumber, $9.38 each
    ● 2.5″ Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws, $4.97
    ● 1.25″ Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws, $4.97
    ● 1.25″ brad nails, $4.72
    ● (2) 20″ x 48″ laminated pine panels, $15.34 each
    ● (4) Everbilt Industrial Duty Swivel Casters, $5.48 each
    ● 12 small washers, $0.50 each
    ● White spray paint, for optional finish, $0.97
    ● Minwax Dark Walnut Stain, for optional finish, $7.77
    ● Minwax Satin Spray Lacquer, for optional finish, $8.98
    ● Cabinet pulls, Liberty hooks ($3.28 each), wine glass holders ($5.27), and drawer knobs, for optional finish and final decoration

     

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