Kitchen Cart

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Project by Marge posted 08-26-2007 04:43 AM 1828 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was asked to put together 2 shelves for under kitchen window to hold cookbooks by a spatially challenged individual, (2 shelves will not fit under our kitchen windows). After mulling it over decided to build cart which would contain 2 book shelves and a work surface. The cart could be rolled over to the counter and provide for an additional work surface. I used a marble dough board for one half and created an end grain cutting surface on the other half. I like working with an open design – used red oak for cart and hard maple for cutting surface.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#1 posted 08-26-2007 05:14 AM

I like the pattern on the top of the table very nice, must be very handy to be able to move it around.

-- Jeff B.

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#2 posted 08-26-2007 05:41 AM

Hi Marge;

I like the design you came up with. Also,you did a fine job building it.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 08-26-2007 12:24 PM

I have an old metal cart holding my books but this is inspiring. Love the multi-use of it. Never would have thought to put the marble on top. Love it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 08-26-2007 02:21 PM

Very creative solution and nice looking project. This is what makes woodworking gratifying. You can’t go down to Walmart and buy one of these.

Great project!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 08-26-2007 04:23 PM

Quite nice. I like the top. I can see some interesting uses for small left over pieces of wood.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 08-26-2007 10:01 PM

very nice work, love the top.

-- Atelierwoodworks Vaud Switzerland

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#7 posted 09-30-2007 04:14 PM

Good idea Marge. Looks functional and you did a very nice job building it.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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