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Backyard Beverage Bar On Wheels


July 4th is just around the corner, and I found this fabulous idea for a mobile bar I can use at my party! I’m thrilled. I can definitely use the additional space for beverages, and this will work just perfectly. Thank you Ana White for your DIY expertise. What an excellent design and just in time before the big event.

My friend Jen wanted to make a serving cart / bar cart / island or in general awesome work table in festive Fourth of July colors, so we worked on a design together and guess what?

This awesomeness happened!!!

DIY rolling outdoor bar cart plans from

Materials and Tools

Shopping List:
4 – 2 x 4 x 8′
3 – 1 x 4 x 10′
2 – 1 x 2 x 8′
2-1/2″ exterior screws
1-1/4″ galvanized staples or screws (for attaching slats)
4 – 4″ caster wheels
towel bar or pipe fitting for towel bar
glue, paint and primer
2 1/2 inch screws
wood glue
wood filler
measuring tape
safety glasses
hearing protection
compound miter saw
staple gun
countersink drill bit


Cut List

Cut List:

4 – 2 x 4 @ 12-3/4″ – End Aprons

4 – 2 x 4 @ 34-1/4″ – Side Aprons

4 – 2 x 4 @ 31-1/4″ – Legs

2 – 1 x 4 @ 12-3/4″ – Shorter bottom shelf slats

18 – 1 x 4 @ 15-3/4″ – Top and bottom shelf slats

4 – 1×2 @ 37-1/4″ – End Trim

Step 1

Assemble the two frames first with 2-1/2″ exterior screws and wood glue.

Step 2

Attach the legs to the frames.

Step 3

Attach slats to frame tops with either staples, nails or screws using glue.

Step 4

Trim edges out with 1x2s with glue and staples, nails or screws.

Step 5

Attach caster wheels to bottoms with screws.

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions:

Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.


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