How to Build a Kitchen Cart for More Storage

In any kitchen having a new kitchen cart can really be one way in which the whole household can benefit from, this can add a lot more space in the home as well as stop a kitchen from looking cramped. This cart can really help to store almost anything in this; you could have herbs or spices, food preparation items, scales, anything really.

One of these kitchen carts can really help any kitchen especially one which does a lot of baking and cooking. The choice of these will vary and anyone could buy one of these but in today’s climate, it would be so much more beneficial in building one yourself.

The things which you will need will be;

1. Some sand paper or a sander

2. A pencil and tape measure

3. Paint or a varnish

4. Wood glue and plywood which should be half an inch in thickness

5. Nails or screws, if you are going for nails then they need to be five eights of an inch in size

6. Cedar block or timber

7. A saw

8. An electric screwdriver

The first idea that you will have to do is to cut your timber to size, so that means measuring out. Take your tape measure and then find out the length of the legs and go ahead and cut the cedar blocks or timber. You need four pieces for the legs which should have been pre cut of timber – remember the sizes of the actual legs will vary from every table.

You need to trace around the area in which your legs will go on the table so put the plywood on to the table and trace the area with a pencil. Make sure that the legs will be around a half an inch from all the corners that you will be adding your legs. This will now act as the top of the cart.

Cut out four pieces of wood for your leg supports and make sure that you use a two inch times a two inch cedar block for your leg supports.

For your leg supports, they now need to be attached to your table so you can attach these halfway or at the bottom of the legs to the table. Remember to add a few nails to help the legs become stronger. Take your wood glue and apply this to your legs, just at each end of the legs and take your legs and attach them to the traced part on your plywood.

Again use some screws or nails to add a little more security, try to use at least four screws for each leg so that they are completely secured.

Take your two inch times two inch cedar block and make your centre support, for your centre support, this will need to measure out to be the exact same lengths as what your leg supports are also.

To secure this take your wood glue and attach this to your kitchen cart and remember to add a few nails or screws in the wood just to make sure that this support is completely secure.

Now, take the part which will be the top of the cart and attach that to cart and make sure this has been put into place and is secure. If you like, use a good strong butcher’s block instead or even a countertop if this is at hand, remember you will need to get strong wood glue so that when you are attaching this to your cart that it remains secure. This will be glued to your plywood which needs to be left for around thirty minutes before moving on to the next step.

You will now have to sand down all of the surface of your kitchen cart; once you have done this, you can take your varnish and then go on to applying this to the cart and allow sufficient time to dry off. After this, you can then go onto adding another shelf or two underneath your cart so that you will have more storage space there when you require it.

Don’t worry if you are not someone that has a lot of D.I.Y. or carpentry skills at hand, you could ask someone close to you to help you if you are not confident in completing the task at hand.

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