Gift Wrapping Cart - Plans with RyobiNation

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:00
Difficulty
Beginner
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About Project

DIY gift wrapping cart - easy to make with wood boards.  

Hi everyone!

For years, I've been wanting to create a gift wrapping cart.  But it had to meet a tall order of design requirements -

1. Inexpensive - can't blow the present budget on not the present, not the gift wrap, but the gift wrapping cart, can we?  No way!  This project had to be made inexpensive, but I didn't want to go the particle board route either.  So I designed it to use off the shelf whitewood boards.

2. Custom Compartments - if we are building a gift wrapping cart, it better be a gift wrapping cart, right?  Complete with ribbon holders, a larger space in the back for gift wrapping rolls, and hooks on the side for bags, and a top tray for tape and scissors.

3. Compact Footprint - this project needed to be able to roll into the closet for storage easiy.  So the overall footprint needs to be small enough to fit through doorways easily.

4.  Easy to build - the holidays are such a busy time of the year, I really wanted to make this project as easy as possible to make.  You've already got your hands full decorating and gift shopping and entertaining!  So I designed this project so it's just building three trays, and slapping the side 1x6s on.  

5. But still cute - we want to enjoy wrapping gifts, too, right?  

So after quite a few designs, I settled on this one!

 

Dimensions
Dimensions for this gift wrapping cart are above. Its suitable for 36" rolls (although will accommodate 30" rolls) and will roll into a closet or through doorways.
General Instructions

This project was created in collaboration with RyobiNATION - Please go here for the full plans.

PS - You can also watch the video for this project too - Thanks so much and please share when you build! Add #anawhite to your post and we'll see it! XO Ana + Family

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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