How to Make a Bar Cart
This DIY bar cart is a fast, inexpensive build.
You’ll love how easy it is to build this laminated top DIY wood bar cart. Made solely from low-cost one-by-two furring pine boards and a few screws, this is a ridiculously cheap project that you can finish in about two hours.
This is the most simple cart you can build if you need a place to serve wine or shake up cocktails for a backyard party or for a fun wine and cheese party. It is endlessly flexible, too. Building with pine furring strips is the lowest price and most rustic option. If you would like to create a longer lasting bar cart, substitute the pine for quality hardwoods like hemlock, red oak, or walnut.
Designed with one wine glass rack to hold three glasses, you can add as many racks as you like. Or custom-cut a hardwood veneer board and place it on top of the middle brace for extra storage.
With two casters, this cart is easy to move. Finish by staining or painting. Or you can leave as-is, with natural wood.
Tools and Materials
- (10) One-by-two furring strip boards, each 8 feet long
- 1-1/2-inch screws
- Finish nails and hammer or a cordless nailer
- Cordless drill
- Speed square
- Miter saw
- Wood glue
- (2) Long woodworking clamps
- (4) Spring clamps
- (2) 2-inch non-mark rubber caster wheels
Cut the one-by-two boards into pieces with the following measurements:
- (8) 44 inches
- (2) 41 inches
- (4) 36 inches
- (11) 12 inches
- (2) 39-1/2 inches
- (2) 10-1/2 inches
- (2) 2-1/2 inches