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How to Build a Portable Kitchen Cart

This eco-clever idea utilizes both reclaimed timbers and scrap countertop. To construct this handy cart, follow a few simple steps and wipe your countertop-turned-cutting-surface clean for a finishing touch.

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  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Cut Timbers

For the frame, measure the wood pieces to the desired height and width and cut pieces down to size.

Step 2: Form the Frame

Screw openings in the bottom of the legs and place caster sockets inside. Hammer sockets into place. Place caster wheels in the sockets. Form the counter surround, tack the pieces together and follow with wood screws.

Step 3: Install Shelf and Countertop

Install shelf pieces, placing them about an inch apart and securing in place with wood screws. Place the surround on top of the cart, nail in place and insert the countertop square. Measure each side of the countertop and cut and miter wood strips to match. Set the strips in place and nail them to the wooden surround.

Step 4: Finishing

After a quick wipe down, add a crate and enjoy your one-of-a-kind cart.