Maple Kitchen Cart

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Project by Timber4fun posted 07-31-2008 06:30 PM 1852 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this maple kitchen cart for my wife. The cabinet doors match the kitchen cabinets in our house. The top is a nice thick cutting board using a combination of oak and maple. The wheels work well and my wife can move it all over the kitchen. I built a handle for it. The knobs match our kitchen cabinet knobs as well. Inside the cabinet are two shelves with a 1.5-inch lip to help hold the contents on the shelf as the cart moves around. My wife keeps a bunch of stuff in the cabinets, so the lip is important to note. The bottom of the cart also acts as a shelf. Amazingly enough, it looks like it belongs in the kitchen with the rest of the cabinets.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#1 posted 07-31-2008 06:40 PM

Great idea! It’s big enough to be useful, but small enough to tuck in a corner when not in use.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-31-2008 07:23 PM

Great concept and well executed Tim. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 08-01-2008 03:02 AM

This is a nice little cart and it looks like you have nice wheels on it. too. Looks like a good, tight build. Hopefully you will not paint this project. It looks great. bbqKing

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#4 posted 08-01-2008 03:32 PM

bbqKing – no painting “required” on this project. :)

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#5 posted 11-29-2008 07:45 AM

Nice little cart!

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#6 posted 11-29-2008 12:22 PM

That is cool. I like the idea of a cutting board for a top. Nice work.

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#7 posted 02-13-2010 09:26 PM

that’s what I need- just bought a KitchenAid stand mixer, and no counter space to put it! should taste my chocolate chip cookies!

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch,

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#8 posted 02-13-2010 09:43 PM

Good job great idea.

-- Custom furniture

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