Rolling Storage Cart with Home Depot

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Easy to build rolling cart with shelves - perfect for all sorts of storage in and out of the house!  We love it for toys, books, kitchen supplies, blankets and pillows, in the entryway as a console, and outdoors as well.  Check out our free step by step plans following.

DISCLOSURE - This project and tutorial is made possible through a partnership with the Home Depot.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Video Tutorial of Rolling Cart

We filmed all the steps of building this rolling cart in the following video.  It's always nice to see the project come together in video form.

Photo Tutorial on Home Depot Blog

On the Home Depot blog, you'll find a nice photo tutorial and more information on this project. Click here for Home Depot How to Build a Rolling Cart.

Step by Step Plans with Diagrams

The step by step plans with diagrams and shopping list are below.  Please share a brag post when you are done - we very much appreciate you taking the time to share your work with us.

rolling bar cart dimensions diagram
dimensions shown above


Shopping List


Cut List
  • 3 - 1/4" or 1/2" thick plywood @ 48" x 15-3/4" - shelf bottom
  • 6 - 2x4 @ 17-1/4" - shelf supports
  • 4 - 2x4 @ 33" - legs
  • 6 - 1x3 @ 15-3/4" - shelf ends
  • 6 - 1x3 @ 49-1/2" (measure and cut to fit) - shelf sides
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer


Step 1

Rip the plywood panel into three pieces, each 15-3/4" wide x 48" long.  You can have your Home Depot do this for you, or you can use a table saw or circular saw.

If using a table saw, set the fence to 15-3/4", and run the plywood through the saw.

If using a circular saw, measure and mark the first cut, make the cut.  Then measure and mark the second cut and make the cut.  Then measure and mark the third cut and make the final cut.  Do not mark all your cuts and cut - the saw blade takes up space and this will affect things.

Step 2

Use 2-1/2" self tapping wood screws to assemble the ladders.  If you have a Kreg Jig, pocket holes would be great here.

Step 3

Build the frame for each shelf first.  You can nail and glue, use 2" self tapping screws, or pocket holes.

Then apply glue to the bottom edges and nail the plywood panel to the bottom.

Step 4

Place shelves inside the cart and screw down - also screw to the legs.


Step 5

Add wheels to the base.



Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:31

that looks like a lot of fun, wish I could attend. You never seize to amaze me... you can build anything in the harshest climate in America and you can survive a ridiculously long flight with a newborn baby, your amazing :) okay I have to mention this... once you see it you'll giggle too! In the picture where your attaching the wheels, it looks like a tiny midget is standing on the cart sniffing your hair. My son pointed it out, I think that's what you call photo bombing! love all that you do, I fact the only reason my house is furnished is because of your plans. thanks Ana!