This DIY Rolling Cricut Craft Cart is sponsored by Kreg Tool. All opinions are 100% mine.
I was desperately in need of a dedicated spot to store and organize my Cricut and craft supplies. The options I found online were flimsy and expensive. Also, it didn’t fit exactly what I needed. So I designed this mobile craft cart to fit all my craft storage needs. It can be built with limited tools with the assistance of a Kreg Rip-Cut™ and a Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig®.
- 3 – Lumber 2in. X 3in. X 8ft
- 1 – 48″ x 96 Sheet of 3/4″ Plywood
- 6 – Folding Shelf Brackets 12″
- 4 – 2″ swivel caster
- #8 Woodscrew 1 1/4″
- 40 #8 FH Woodscrew for Pocket Holes 2″
- #8 Woodscrew 1-1/2″
- Wood Glue
- Miter Saw
- Circular Saw
- Impact Driver
- Tape Measure
- Speed Square
- Brad Nailer (optional)
- Planer (optional)
- Router (optional)
- Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig® K5 – My go-to joinery in woodworking is pocket holes. It’s quick, easy, and secure. Using pocket holes make building some of the most complex builds possible. And the Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig® K5 is what I use.
- Kreg Rip-Cut™ – It makes it possible for me to cut down large sheets of plywood without the need for a table saw. It’s great on the go and in a small workshop. Also, I can easily make repetitive cuts without having to remeasure everything out. Kreg Rip-Cut™, along with the K5, is one of the most utilized tools in my workshop.
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The frame of the craft cart.
Step 1. I start by cutting the 2×3 lumber for the frame of the craft cart down to size.
Then I take it over to the planer to clean up the boards. Planing the 2x3s is completely optional. I do this because 2×3 lumber is notorious for being all out of shape. But it’s super cheap and sturdy.
Step 2. Using the Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig® K5 create pocket holes in the 2×3 to secure the pieces of the frame of the craft cart.
Step 3. Assemble the two sides of the frame. Clamp the pieces together to make screwing the pocket holes in place easier. I recommend using a speed square to ensure everything is square.
Step 4. Using a router and a 3/4in straight bit route down 3/4″ deep and 1/2″ over in the interior side of the 2×3 top and bottom back and front rails. This is optional so that the bottom and top shelf sit flush in the frame. But you do not have to do this step. The top and bottom shelves can sit on top of the frame. If you do use a router opt for a router with a router table for better control and stability over the cut.
Step 5. Attach the front and back top and bottom rails connecting the two side frames of the craft cart.
The shelves of the craft cart.
Step 6. Using the Kreg Rip-Cut™ and a circular saw cut down the plywood to size length-wise.
Smaller cross cuts can be made using a miter saw.
Step 7. Secure the top and bottom shelf with wood glue and screws or a brad nailer.
Step 8: Place pocket holes in the center divider board and screw it in place 13 1/8 ” away from the edge in the middle of the bottom shelf.
I found a speed square especially helpful at this part to ensure everything was square as I screwed it in place.
Step 9. Next screw in place two smaller bottom shelves. I found that it was a lot easier cutting 4 scrap pieces of 2×3 to 4 9/16 in. to get the right height to screw the boards in place.
Step 10. Then using a jigsaw I cut the corners of the 2nd shelf and screwed it in place.
Step 11. Secure the side panel to the sides of the craft cart.
Step 12. Screw the caster wheels in place. It helps to add an additional scrap piece to the bottom so that you’ll have 4 corners to screw the caster into.
Step 13. Attach a piece of scrap wood to the inner corners of the back of the cart. This is where you will attach the folding shelf brackets.
Step 14. Attach the shelf bracket for the back and side folding panels.
Then secure the panels to the brackets. Ensure that the panels are level with the craft cart when unfolded.
Now store your Cricut and all your Cricut supplies.
I added these custom crates to the front because my supplies just hanging out looked kind of ugly and untidy. You can do the same or find baskets that work within the space.
I absolutely love how this instantly provided some order to the chaos of my craft supplies. I added some J-hooks to the sides and back under the folding panel to hang my Cricut mats and veneer sheets. The back I’m able to hang the long 12x 24 Cricut mats.