DIY Bar Cart

I am so excited to show you guys this fun DIY project for today!
I have partnered with Angela with "Angela Marie Made" to present this DIY Bar Cart she has created.
Doesn't this look AMAZZINNG! I have definitely added this to my long list of builds and the best thing is, you can make this fun DIY bar cart for just under $50 in lumber!!
Every DIYers dream!!!

Check out my plans below to see how to create this great bar cart and then head on over to Angela's blog here for the in-depth steps and pictures of her build!

Materials List:

(3) 2x2 @ 8ft furring strips
  • (1) 1x2 @ 8ft
  • (1) 1x4 @ 8ft
  • (1) 1x3 @ 8ft
  • (1) 2ft x 2ft @ 3/4" thick pine plywood
  • (4) 2" Casters
  • (2) 3/8" round wood dowel rods @ 4ft
  • 2 1/2" and 1 1/4″ Kreg screws
  • 1 1/4" Brad Nails
  • Wood Glue
  • 2" Wood Screws
  • (2) Cabinet pulls
  • Cut List:

  • (4) 2x2s @ 30.5"

  • (4) 2x2s @ 22.5"

  • (4) 2x2s @ 14"

  • (4) 1x4s @ 24"

  • (2) 1x2s @ 14"

  • (2) 1x2s @ 22.5"

  • (1) plywood sheet @ 24"x15.5"
  • (2) 1x4s @ 25.5" (45 degree angle)
  • (2) 1x4s @ 17" (45 degree angle)

  • Tools Used:
    Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System
    DEWALT DCD791B 20V MAX XR Li-Ion 0.5" Brushless Compact Drill/Driver
    Ryobi ZRTSS120L 15 Amp 12 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser (Certified Refurbished)
    Ryobi P506 ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 5-1/2 in. Cordless Circular Saw with Laser (Tool Only)
    Bessey GSCC2.524 2.5-Inch x 24-Inch Economy Clutch Style Bar Clamp
    Ryobi Cordless BRAD NAILER 18GA Model P320 [BASE TOOL ONLY] 18V Battery/Charger Not-Included

     Step 1:

    Build two frames for the  sides of the bar cart using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach.

    Step 2:

    Attach middle frame pieces together using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach.


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    Step 3:

    Assemble side frame pieces together to create cart frame using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach.


    Step 4:

    Assemble the bottom shelf of the bar cart using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach. First assemble the four 1x4s (24") and then attach outer 2x2s.

    Step 5:

    Attach the top tray shelf to the bar cart using 1 1/4" brad nails.

    Step 6:

    Attach sides to the top tray of the bar cart using glue and 1 1/4" brad nails.


    Step 7:

    Attach dowel rods to the bottom of the DIY bar cart frame using wood glue and drilling holes.

    Step 7:

    Attach casters to the bottom of the cart frame and drawer pulls to the top tray.

    Here's a link for a good deal on a 10-pack of drawer pulls for only $7.50!



    Check out Angelas Blog to see how she finished her bar cart and lets take one more look at it!!

    We would love to see how your go at Angela's DIY Bar Cart goes.

    Moodyrock Regular

    and don't forget to Pin it!

    Be sure to tag @angelamariemade and @smashingdiy on your build on instagram!!!


    Check out more plans by SmashingDIY!


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