If you’re looking for a great way to bring a cozy, rustic touch to your home, a DIY wood serving cart is a great option. Not only are they great for entertaining, but they can also be used as a side table, bar cart, or even a storage solution.
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned DIYer, creating your own wood serving cart is a project.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started.
First, you’ll need to gather the materials needed for the project.
• miter saw
• kreg pocket hole jig
• orbital sander
4 – 2×2 @ 30″
6 – 2×2 @ 17 7/8″
2 – 1×3 @ 17 7/8″
6 – 1×3 @ 19 5/16″
22″ x 24.5″ butcher block
Step 1: Assemble.
Once you have all the materials ready, you can begin building the frame. Attach the (4) 17 7/8″ sides to each 30″ leg using Kreg screws and wood glue.
Next attach the remaining two 2x2s @ 17 7/8″ in the front and back to create the lower shelf, approximately 8″ from the bottom.
Once the frame is complete, you can add the shelf slats. For the spacing, create a 1/8″ gap between the 2×2 and 1×3; then 1/2″ gap between each 1×3.
Attach the two 1×3 @ 17 7/8″ to the sides of the shelf to complete the framing.
Step 2: Sand.
To prep for your finish, sand the entire piece using 220 grit sandpaper.
Step 3: Apply the finish.
Next, it’s time to add the stem caster wheels. Drill holes for the wheels into the frame and insert the stem grip using a mallet or hammer. Click the caster wheel into the grip.
You can then add a handle to the top of the frame.
Finally, it’s time to finish the cart. For the lower portion of the grill cart, I used one coat of Cabot stain in a solid finish. Color – Newburyport Blue
The butcher block was stained Early American and sealed with 3 coats of polycrylic.
Once you’ve finished your DIY wood serving cart, you’ll have a unique and beautiful piece of furniture that’s perfect for entertaining.