Project Craft Cart

Introduction: Project Craft Cart

You probably have no idea (I certainly didn't) how handy a little project cart like this can be around the house?! It's so functional for so many things! It's great for holding tools for household projects or for use as a wrapping paper cart during the holidays or impress your dinner guests with your dessert/drink cart, to my personal functional favorite... a super craft cart. This industrial project cart on wheels is both functional and stylish!

The cart was super simple to build. We found this project on a Home Depot blog. Ana White created this tutorial especially for The Home Depot’s Do-It-Herself Workshops.

Step 1: Cut List

3 - 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 4ft Plywood panels (We sent our teenage daughter and Home Depot cut the panels for her!)
6 - 2 x 4 x 17 1/4"

4 - 2 x 4 x 33" (ours is a little taller than the HD Blog)

6 - 1 x 4 x 17 1/4"

6 - 1 x 4 x 48"

4 - 2-in. locking casters

Step 2: Step 1: Sand Rough Cut Lumber Before Assembly.

Step 3: Step 2: Build the Ladder Support Frame

Build the ladder support frame: Using 2" screws, screw the 17 1/4-in. 2 x 4's to your 33-in. 2 x 4's to build the frame. We screwed the first 17 1/4-in. 2 x 4 flush to the bottom of the side supports, the next one 17in. from the bottom and the top support 4-in. from the top of the 33-in. 2 x 4's .

Step 4: ​Step 3: Build the Shelves

Build the shelves: Attach the 17 1/4-in. 1 x 4's to the ends of the plywood panel using wood glue and 1 1/4 in. finish nails. Next, attach the 33-in. 1 x 4 sides to the plywood panel.

Step 5: Step 4: Stain or Paint Your Cart Before Assembly.

Step 6: Step 5: Assemble the Cart

Assemble the cart: Insert shelves into frame and attach using 2-in. screws.

Step 7: Step 6: Install Casters

Install casters: We installed the casters as an added support between bottom and side supports of the frame.

And that's it! I super easy, super functional DIY project (craft) cart! :)

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