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How to Build a Kitchen Cart (page 1 of 2)

Made from durable, lightweight cedar wood, this rolling cart adds valuable extra prep space to the kitchen. Follow these steps to build your own kitchen cart.

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Step 1: Cut Legs

Take the 4x4 cedar posts and use a miter saw to cut them into four 29-inch pieces. These will be the four legs of the cart.

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Step 2: Position Legs on Plywood

Grab the piece of 1/2” thick plywood to act as the top of your cart and position the legs 1-1/2” in from each side. Trace the legs onto the plywood, so you know where to position them later.

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Step 3: Cut Supports for Legs

Measure and cut for supports to go between all four legs out of 2x2 cedar posts. These will be installed later.

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Step 4: Reinforce Legs

Using the plank of cedar decking material, rip and cut the board down (Image 1), mitering the edges so that four pieces wrap the base of your legs, adding bulk so the cart won’t tip over (Image 2). Affix with glue and nails (Image 3).

Step 5: Attach Supports to Legs

Screw the supports into the legs, countersinking the screws into each leg. Make sure to stagger the supports, so that the screws for each support don’t hit one another.

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Step 6: Fasten Legs to Plywood

Attach the legs to the plywood top with 5/8” coated screws.

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