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Building a Bar Cart

I am so excited! Tomorrow is our very first official Power Tools & Pretty Things class. We are giving away a Ryobi tool set in class and we have partnered with Simpson Strong-Tie to build this amazing indoor/outdoor Bar Cart. You can download the free plans here! 
Their kit makes building this bar cart so simple and it is incredibly sturdy and strong!
In class, each person will make all of their trim and shelving cuts, they will put the entire cart together, and paint it! We are so excited. Stations are set up and ready to go. To build this at home, download the plans above and head to Home Depot and pick up the connector kit! 
Before I reveal this amazing cart I want to make a few modifications to the plans.
The cart is built to 17.25" in width but it calls for 17.5" in lumber on the top and bottom shelf so we replaced the 1x6 cuts with all 1x4's. This allowed for a small gap between each board and for us to be able to space them nicely. 
The only other change I made was with the connectors. I placed them 1.5" in on the legs with the screw heads being at 1.75". When you are working on the plans this will make total sense. 
I filmed myself putting this bad boy together, and you can see it on you tube!
I also had the pleasure of showing it off on our local tv station!
I'll be back with a follow up blog post on all 6 bar carts made in this class and the class in January! It will be so fun to watch everyone get their hands dirty with power tools and bring their bar carts to life!




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