Published on February 1st, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Kitchen cart with drop leaf extension

Materials: FÖRHÖJA kitchen cart, EKBY TRYGGVE 47 7/8X11″ shelf, three 1 1/2″ hinges, left and right hinge supports, scrap wood

Description: First the EKBY shelf was measured and cut to 39 3/8″ to match the cart length. The cart top and the shelf are different thicknesses so scrap wood was used under the hinges on the shelf to even the height.

Flip the cart over and attach the hinges near either end of the cart and shelf with the final hinge being placed in the center.

Left and right hinge supports were attached to the outside of the cart legs and the bottom of the shelf. Scrap wood was again used between the support and the shelf to even the height with the cart top.

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7 Responses to Kitchen cart with drop leaf extension

  1. Nisa says:

    This is a Godsend!!!

  2. Alexandra Friedman says:

    Great idea! I am moving into a studio with a very small eat in kitchen. I’m going to make this so I can still have a table, yet utilize the cabinets behind the table. Thanks for the guide!

  3. Sarah Park says:

    Very brilliant idea. This is perfect for homes with limited space.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The 1 1/2 inch hinges (3) and the hinge supports (2) were from the local Home Depot. We lean on it to eat and play with iPad, and the tough little drop leaf supports just fine :D

    Thanks for the compliments, everyone!


  5. Wickchucker says:

    great idea! what type of hinges did you use? did you order them online? Did you use a brace or support of any kind to ensure the extension can support adequate weight?

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