How to Make a Cart
Posted on: 11 April 2017
If you tend to have a lot of stuff to move around your property, and you feel like getting involved in a project, then you should consider making yourself a cart. This will allow you to get creative and use your tools. It will also allow you to put something together that will prove to be useful because you can use the finished cart to move things on your property while using something you made with your own two hands. Here is how you can make your own cart:
Collect plywood and 2x4 boards
You want to get yourself a piece of plywood and some 2x4 boards. Measure the plywood to be the size you want the bottom of your cart to be. Use a saw of your choosing to cut the plywood to that size. Measure four pieces of 2x4 to be the height you want and cut them. Then, measure more of the 2x4 pieces to be the length and the width you are going to need. It's easiest to use an electric screw driver to attach all of the boards together to form the cart.
Paint the cart
If you want the cart to maintain its natural wood look, then you can of course skip this step and move on to the next one. However, if you want it painted, then you want to start by putting some primer on it and allowing it to dry. Once the primer is completely dry, then you can give it a couple coats of paint in the color of your choosing. Always paint it in an area where you won't have to worry about dust getting on your paint job.
Put steel casters on it
Once the cart is completely dry, then you can put steel casters on it. Flip it upside down and measure and mark where the casters will be placed. Make sure you put them on evenly. You can then use the electric screwdriver to screw the casters into place with screws that are short enough to not go through the plywood.
Consider adding a handle
If you want to push the cart, then it is complete. However, if you want a handle, then find one that you can attach to the bottom of the plywood and use the electric screwdriver again to screw the handle on to the bottom of the plywood. Now your cart is ready to go!
For cart supplies and more, check out suppliers like Garland's, Inc.Share