Hey there friends! Today I’m sharing some build pics for this attractive and versatile DIY bar cart with a removable tray! It's perfect for indoor or outdoor entertaining and it also makes a great side table.
As a DIYer you know inspiration can strike anywhere. Well, the idea for this DIY bar cart started in an aisle at Target! Yup, I saw this bar cart at Target… I liked the overall design, but thought my DIY bar cart would look a little different.
My thought was to ditch the white plastic-look tray. Instead, my bar cart would feature a vintage industrial look, a stained wood tray accented with aged metal straps.
Wouldn’t this DIY bar cart be a hit at your next party? Load the tray up with your favorite beverages and carry it where it needs to go.
To make the bar cart tray, I first cut the sides and openings for the handles.
Then I attached the sides to the tray bottom, which is a 1/2" piece of plywood.
Next I cut the legs and rails for the cart and attached them using wood glue and pocket screws.
Then I primed the legs and painted them black. While the paint was drying I stained the wood tray.
One of the finishing touches was to attached the metal straps to the tray using screws.
Thank you for stopping by to check out my bar cart with a removable tray. How would you use it? As a side table? As a bar cart? Both?! Please visit my blog for complete measurements and even more build pics!
Materials I used for this project:
- 1x4s and 2x2s (Lowe's)
- 1/2" plywood (Lowe's)