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Extract from I Modify IKEA • By Charlotte Rivers and Elyse Major • Published by Ulysses Press

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I Modify IKEA
Designed by: Elyse Major
Outfit this nightstand into a bar cart, ready to stock with your favorite drinks. You can roll the party from room to room!

TIME: 1 1⁄2 HRS+
DIFFICULTY: ADVANCED 


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  • How to make a bar cart. Rolling Bar Cart - Step 1
    Step 1

    Assemble the nightstand following the assembly instructions. Then, using a tape measure, measure the bottom perimeter of the cart defined by the le

  • Step 2

    Place the cart on top of the plywood base so that each le

  • Step 3

    Use a pencil to trace each leg’s footprint onto the base. Use a ruler and pencil to find the center of the traced areas. 


  • How to make a bar cart. Rolling Bar Cart - Step 4
    Step 4

    Drill pilot holes through the center points using a bit suitable for a #6 11⁄2-inch (4-cm) construction screw.

  • Step 5

    Turn the table over onto the floor. Be sure to place it on a surface that won’t scratch its top. Place the plywood base on the legs of the table, aligning the top and front accordingly.

  • How to make a bar cart. Rolling Bar Cart - Step 6
    Step 6

    Drill through the holes you made in the plywood base so that the pilot holes are e

  • How to make a bar cart. Rolling Bar Cart - Step 7
    Step 7

    Do this for each corner of the plywood base. Drill pilot holes where indicated by your pencil marks. The holes should be drilled with a bit appropriate for the size of the mounting screws. (Be sure not to have the casters in place when drilling the pilot holes.) 


  • How to make a bar cart. Rolling Bar Cart - Step 8
    Step 8

    Working one corner at a time, position each caster over its pilot hole and install to the bottom of the plywood base using a screwdriver and the included screws. Be sure all casters are installed to face the same direction.

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