|Project by eyeman||posted 03-11-2009 09:30 PM||1120 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I like to use “stuff” I “aquire” in my projects. I had casters, piano hinges, laminate, dowel rods and some 2 by pine around the shop and decided I “NEEDED!!!!” a table I could take on the deck. I hid some T-nuts in the plywood of the top so I could use the 2 1/2” round legs with hanger bolts and made a rack in the bottom of the cart for the legs when not in use. I also used T-nuts in the other end of the legs so I could use levelers. I didn’t use drop leaf hardware because I didn’t want the the thing rolling around when it was a table and the top is too heavy, also the legs are strong enough for elbows on the table. I added the 1” dowel rods to act as a wine rack and added the stemware hanging rack under the top. I’m glad I have an HVLP sprayer because it would have been trouble getting into all the surfaces with a brush. The biggest problem with making the cart was dealing with warped plywood, assembling the leaves upside down on a flat surface helped to keep things even.