Rolling Coffee Station for the Kitchen Counter
I like having my coffee maker and coffee jars tucked under my cabinet, but then that means I am pulling it in and out, scraping my coffee maker on the counter, to fill the water and beans every day.... I looked on line and saw flimsy plastic trays for $35 +. I came up with a quick,easy & sturdy way to roll it forward, matching my kitchen colors as well.
Start with a few supplies - I had gorilla glue at home. I was trying to make this a no-drill project ! I also didn't know if my tray would withstand drilling, so this was a safe option.
Plain old every day spray paint. I was already painting a garden cart, so I used this one that was good for wood. My tray was wooden. Make sure your paint matches the material for your tray.
I had an old, beat up blonde wood tray already in the house. It was a good size and had already lived a good life. I sprayed 3 or 4 coats of spray paint on the tray outside, letting it dry for 24 hours. I did not have to sand as my wood did not have a coating, but you may need to sand your tray first so that the paint adheres.
Once the paint dried (now you can see the original color) i flipped over the tray and using my gorilla glue, added 4 properly spaced casters to the bottom.
I measured the distance from the tray to the top of my kitchen cabinets to make sure my casters would not be too large. I picked these up at the local big box hardware store for about $2 each. Once they were set, I flipped the tray over and placed a heavy item on top to help set the glue in place firmly. I left it to dry another 24 hours.
Once it was finished, I loaded my coffee maker and two coffee tins on to my tray. I can roll it forward on the counter, like this, to fill the coffee and the water.
Then I roll it back under the counter to brew and serve. No more scraping my counter. No more dragging the coffee maker back and forth ! I looked on line and it was $35 for a cheap, not sturdy plastic unit. This is a solid piece now and will give me coffee drinking pleasure for years to come !
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- Gorilla Glue (hardware store)
- Wood tray (garage sale probably)
- Spray paint (hardware store)
- 4 small casters (hardware store)
Published February 22nd, 2017 5:59 PM
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Vickie Davis on Mar 26, 2017i loved this idea so much, I made one for myself.
Cas28715549 on Aug 24, 2017Neat idea! You might try something like Slipstick CB255 1 Inch Floor Protector Chair Glides or similar instead of the rollers. Much lower profile and easy to slide without damaging the counter top.
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