Introduction: Rolling Storage Table

Hey everyone, I'm going to be using Brittney Smart, DIY Industrial Rolling Cart for the second nine weeks project. This is the process that how I made it.




Step 1: Cutting Pieces

Gather Pieces and equipment/tools, cut the wood into respectful sizes down of this list.

Cut wood into -

  • Six (6) 1×8 pine or whiteboards, cut to 26” lengths
  • Three (3) 1×3 pine or whiteboards, cut to 26” lengths
  • Six (6) 1×3 pine or whiteboards, cut to 15-1/4” lengths
  • Four (4) 1” aluminum angle iron, 36” lengths

Step 2: Shelves: Pairing

Starting with pairing up all 6 - 1 X 8 pine together, getting three pairs in total. Number the boards to make it easier to identify between boards 1 and board 2.

Step 3: Shelves: Measurements - Board 1

Use board 1:

Start with making the first and last pocket holes be 2’’ away from the ends. Then, make 4 pocket holes 7’’ apart.

Repeat it again on to the other side of the same board. In total, the board 1 should have 12 pocket holes in total.

Step 4: Shelves: Measurements - Board 2

On board 2, there are only going to be a total of four pocket holes.

board 2 by making 2 2’’ pocket holes on each end of the boards.

Step 5: Shelves: Drilling

After making pocket holes to all of the boards, Clamp them together. (MAKE SURE BOTH ENDS ARE SECURE AND PRECISELY ALINED)

Drill along the 4 pocket holes connected on board 1 to board with 1 - ¼ screws. (while drilling use one of your hands to hold the boards for extra support)

Step 6: 26" Back Wall

Use 1 x 3 board 26’’ length, drill one pocket hole on both ends making them slightly off-center toward the same long side of the board. Repeat for the other two boards.

Step 7: Back Side: Drilling

To drill the 1x8 and 1x3 together. Position the 1x8 on its back (where there are no holes) on top of the 1x3.

Clamp into place using a right-angle clamp. Attach the boards together using 1-1/4” screws.

Step 8: 15 ¼ Side Walls: Drilling

Next, take one of your shorter 1×3 boards and place it on your work surface. Turn your shelf sideways and position it onto the edge of your shorter 1×3 so that the back wall and all connecting edges align.

Clamp into place

Screw the 1-1/4” screws into your pocket holes to connect the side wall. Remove the clamp and screw into nearest to the pocket hole.

Those pocket holes that were drilled on the back wall of the 1×3 boards. Drill to secure the side and back walls together for added stability. Use 1-1/4” screws for extra strength.

Repeat to other side.

Step 9: Pocket Hole Plugs

Use wood glue to insert the pocket hole plugs into the back wall pocket holes. (optional)

Step 10: Sanding + Staining

After making all three shelves, sanding the shelves smooth with a fine grit sandpaper listed up in the materials list.

Sand all surfaces of the shelves and walls. Clean them with a wipe and let it dry, it's opintal to use finish or polyurethane on project.

Step 11: Legs - Angle Iron: Measuring

Using a 36'' long angle iron

Start from measuring where the hole are going to drill.

Picture on top can be helpful.

Add one additional hole drilled between the two measurements for more strength.

Step 12: Legs: Angle Iron - Drilling Holes

For this project I used a drill press to drill a much thicker iron beam. When drilling use a scrap block of wood to drill into instead of the table. In order to have the mirroring holes clamp them together; make sure their secure. Note that you’ll need to rotate each of the irons to do the other angle side, so take care to measure correctly from the same end as before.

But using a 1'' angle iron, can be drilled with a drill but, still use a block of wood to drill into it.

Step 13: Putting It Together


Assemble the rolling cart by beginning by attaching the bottom shelf to the bottoms of the four angle irons.Use the 3/4 screws to drill all the four angle iron to the bottom shelf. Pay attention to screw hole placement on the angle irons; the single-hole side should align with the front/back of the cart (not the sides) and should align with the bottom shelf boards.

Middle + Top

After screwing in the first single screw on a front corner piece of the second shelf, use a level to screw all of the holes together.

First Attach the first (front) screw of the second corner.

Then side walls on each side before attaching the third and fourth (back) single screws.

When all the single screws are attached, follow up with the two screws on the other side of the angle iron for each corner.

Repeat to the first one

Step 14: Putting on the Casters

Now finishing drilling together the shelves attach the casters.

A good way to avoid so much movement is to get casters with brakes on them for extra protection.

Careful of avoiding hitting any of the pocket hole screws when attaching the casters.

Step 15: Finish

Now the project is completed, now it can be decorated however way. The rolling cart can become anything that you want to be an homework/craft supply cart, an kitchen cart, or decor.