Published on May 2nd, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Kitchen cart/sideboard

Materials: HEMNES secretary desk add-on unit, 2 LAMPLIG chopping boards, casters

Description: I scored a HEMNES secretary desk add-on unit in the As-Is section, and picked up a couple of LAMPLIG chopping boards.

I assembled the HEMNES add-on unit as directed, which, without the secretary desk part, leaves the top open. I decided to install the back panel backwards so the dark finish shows on the rear of the unit, that way I can move the cart around the kitchen without worrying about an ugly backside showing.

Next I installed locking casters on the bottom. Then, I attached the two LAMPLIG chopping boards to the top with L-brackets, and voila! A moveable kitchen cart/sideboard with lots of storage. I even got a couple of stools so I have more seating as well!

~ Jennifer, Massachusetts

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3 Responses to Kitchen cart/sideboard

  1. Jennifer says:

    It seems really stable to me, I even tried wobbling it and leaning on it and nothing happened. I did make sure to install the casters as close to the sides as I could.

  2. ddgiant says:

    I love the design and great looking, one question, how stable is it when moving it around due to it does not look that deep but it is tall so I would be thinking it might be a little top heavy.

  3. Laurel says:

    I love this idea — great storage, very attractive, and you even thought about how the back would look and solved that issue easily. Good job!

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