This Weekend: Make A Book Cart

This Weekend: Make A Book Cart

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 27, 2011

Does this book cart look like it's intended for a children's bedroom? Yes? Well, that's probably because it is, but we've long since had a fascination with library-style book carts in the home. This one's on the small side and would even be perfect for a night stand (maybe with a clip on task light?). More ways to use it and instructions to make one this weekend after the jump!

The ever wonderful Ana White built her children (or was it herself?) a book cart to keep all their reading material in one place. She was tired of the books on the floor and vacuuming around them. As adults we try to pull off stacks of books on the floor as a design choice, but when it comes right down to it, we're pretty sure most people would like to have things up off the ground.

This book cart is on the small side (you can check out the dimensions over at Ana's website) and although it won't hold over-size material it is perfect for keeping next to your bed for occasional readings and trinkets. It would also be great in a bathroom to hold towels or in an entryway for shoes (assuming you don't wear a size 13). You could use it at the end of a sofa as a side table or even in the kitchen to hold cookbooks!

You can of course adjust the size of the materials for the size of cart you'd like to build as the instructions would be the same, just re-measure before hitting the hardware store. Check out all the details and plans over at Ana White!

Image: Ana White

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