DIY Bar Cart

By Homemade Modern

SKILL
easy

Learn how to make a DIY Bar Cart, perfect for any space!

Tools

  • Miter Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Orbit Sander
  • Drill
  • Angle Grinder

Materials

  • 1" By 12" Oak Board
  • 1" By 2" Oak Board
  • 1-1/2" Long 1/2" Diameter x 16
  • 18" Long 1/2" Diameter x 4
  • 4" Long 1/2" Diameter x 2
  • 7/8" Diameter Dowel
  • 8" Long 1/2" Diameter x 1
  • 90-Degree Elbow Fittings 1/2" Diameter x 4
  • Casters
  • Danish Oil
  • End Caps 1/2" Diameter x 2
  • Hearing Protection
  • Moldable Glue
  • Pencil
  • Reducer Couplings 1/2" Diameter to 3/4" Diameter x 4
  • Safety Glasses
  • Staining Cloth Pack
  • Straight Couplings 1/2" Diameter x 16

Steps

STEP 1

Cut the boards using a miter saw. Cut 1" by 12" and 1" by 2" oak boards into pieces that are 32" long.

Tools

10 IN. Sliding Compound Miter Saw With Laser

Materials

Oak Board

STEP 2

Drill holes into the oak. Screw 90 degree elbow fittings on either side of a 8" long piece of 1/2" diameter pipe. Use this assembly to trace the location of the holes on one of the 1" by 12" oak boards.

Tools

18V ONE+ Compact Drill/Driver Kit

Materials

Oak Board

STEP 3

Sand the oak using an orbital sander with 220-grit sand paper.

Tools

18V ONE+ 5 IN. Random Orbit Sander

Materials

Oak Board

STEP 4

Stain the oak using a polishing rag to apply a single coat of Danish oil.

Materials

Danish Oil, Staining Pads

STEP 5

Insert the wood dowels into the pipefittings. cut some short pieces of 7/8" diameter dowel to fit inside iron pipe reducing couplings that went from ¾" diameter on one end to ½" on the other.

Materials

Wood dowels, Pipefittings

STEP 6

Thread the short 1 1/2" long pipes through the drilled holes, then sandwhich the oak boards witht couplings on either side.

Materials

1 1/2" long pipes, oad boards, couplings

STEP 7

Screw in handle.

Tools

18V ONE+ Compact Drill/Driver Kit

Materials

Bar cart handle

STEP 8

Drill holes in the dowels then insert the stems of the bronze casters. Add additional screws through the mounting plates on the casters and into the dowels.

Tools

18V ONE+ Compact Drill/Driver Kit

Materials

Dowels, Casters