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Project by RDW posted 09-02-2014 04:54 PM 1370 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife saw a kitchen cart at an art festival and immediately decided I should build her one with some customizations. So, I made this cart out of oak, maple and walnut. I made it a custom height for her at 33”. It has two drawers that can be pulled from either side of the cart, so you don’t have to walk around the other side of the cart to access the drawers. The drawers each have 2 rare earth magnets set in the drawer side and frame opposite each other which provide a “soft stop” at the exact mid point in the drawer case. It has a mosaic stone top so you can set a hot pan on it. It has a towel rack on one end and a knife rack on the other end and it is on wheels so it can be moved easily.

-- Common Sense is the study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious 1001 and Obvious 1002 their freshman year.





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BJODay

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 05:24 PM

Nice cart. I made one years ago but mine was too heavy. Yours looks like it would be much lighter. I like the idea of drawers assessable from each side. Nice job with the tile too.

BJ

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RDW

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 05:32 PM

It is actually quite heavy. I’d guess it probably weighs about 80-100 lbs. I didn’t anticipate it would end up that heavy but I’m glad I put wheels on it that have a 125 lb each capacity.

-- Common Sense is the study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious 1001 and Obvious 1002 their freshman year.

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BJODay

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 06:08 PM

RDW,
I imagine it’s the tile that adds the weight. Is it stable or a little top heavy?
Mine also had a tile top, but was made as a solid cabinet. Somewhere >200 lbs.

BJ

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 06:19 PM

Nice mobile kitchen cat carrier.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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farmerdude

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 11:36 PM

Very nice cart. I really like the top. Great idea having the knives close to where you need them. Nobody has asked so I will, why the penny? Fantastic job, thanks for posting it.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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RDW

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#6 posted 09-03-2014 12:03 AM

It seems to be completely stable. It’s reinforced at each level in multiple places. The legs are 2×2 oak. And yes, the top does add considerably to the weight—I’d guess about 30 lbs.
The penny is my signature on everything I build. It is a 2014 penny and I have a small branding iron with my initials RW. Pennies are exactly 3/4 inch in diameter so I just make a shallow cut with a 3/4” forstner bit exactly the depth of a penny and glue it in with a spot of epoxy. So everything I’ve made has the year of creation somewhere on it.

-- Common Sense is the study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious 1001 and Obvious 1002 their freshman year.

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RDW

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#7 posted 09-03-2014 02:47 AM



Nice mobile kitchen cat carrier.

- ohwoodeye


Yeah, the cat has adopted it. This is where she now hides to ambush passers by.

-- Common Sense is the study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious 1001 and Obvious 1002 their freshman year.

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#8 posted 09-03-2014 05:11 AM

That is a really cool and very well thought out design. Love it. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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