#DIYDARE: How to Make a Hardworking Kitchen Cart

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on March 19, 2016

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Transform a pile of aluminum tubes into just about anything with fittings that cinch in place at the turn of a setscrew. We used this system to build a kitchen cart that, when paired with casters and a durable butcher-block workbench top, pulls double duty indoors and out. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.)

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Steps for How to Make a Hardworking Kitchen Cart:
1. Cut the Parts.
2. Assemble the Frame.
3. Add the Top.
4. Build the Overhead Rack.

Shopping List for How to Make a Hardworking Kitchen Cart:
– 1/2-inch aluminum tubes
– fittings
– butcher-block workbench top
– 1×3 oak boards
– casters
– 1/2-inch wood screws
– mineral oil

Tools for How to Make a Hardworking Kitchen Cart:
– tape measure
– pencil
– miter saw with nonferrous blade
– hex keys
– drill/driver
– circular saw

Could you do better? It's your turn to make use of any scraps you've got lying around, supplemented, of course, by one or three trips to the home center, to build a project of your own. We're calling it the #DIYDARE. Check out this project and get inspired, then snap a photo and send it along to us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. (HASH)Tag, you're it.

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