Corona Virus Drink Carts

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So its been about 1 week of quarantine. To keep myself busy, I’ve been working in my wood shop. Here is my latest project….drink carts. These are actually version 4 of the carts for me. I keep finding better/easier ways to make them. The major difference this time was adding the Corian solid surface material for the tops. I think they turned out great. I can’t wait for this damn virus thing to be over so they can see some cash game action!!

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So its been about 1 week of quarantine. To keep myself busy, I’ve been working in my wood shop. Here is my latest project….drink carts. These are actually version 4 of the carts for me. I keep finding better/easier ways to make them. The major difference this time was adding the Corian solid surface material for the tops. I think they turned out great. I can’t wait for this damn virus thing to be over so they can see some cash game action!!

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So its been about 1 week of quarantine. To keep myself busy, I’ve been working in my wood shop. Here is my latest project….drink carts. These are actually version 4 of the carts for me. I keep finding better/easier ways to make them. The major difference this time was adding the Corian solid surface material for the tops. I think they turned out great. I can’t wait for this damn virus thing to be over so they can see some cash game action!!

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Nicely done! Tell us about the Corian tops. Did you have those made? Cost?
 

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A buddy of mine salvaged some corian from a demo job. It is easy to work with, i.e. it cuts like wood with carbide tipped blades. All I had to do was glue up the edges to thicken them to 1" (corian comes 1/2" thick), sand it down for a smooth surface and cut the cup holder holes. So it was cheap, and easy to build.
 

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So its been about 1 week of quarantine. To keep myself busy, I’ve been working in my wood shop. Here is my latest project….drink carts. These are actually version 4 of the carts for me. I keep finding better/easier ways to make them. The major difference this time was adding the Corian solid surface material for the tops. I think they turned out great. I can’t wait for this damn virus thing to be over so they can see some cash game action!!

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They look great.
Would you mind sending the drawing ?
 

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Very nice. They look very solid...how much do they weigh? Much more than solid wood?
The top is heavier than wood for sure. Once I had it all cut up and ready to mount, I was worried for a second that the table would be too top heavy, but to my surprise, it was not. If it becomes a problem, I was planning to just put something with some weight on the bottom shelf.
 

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Great idea. Been trying to think of something to make during the quarantine. May try to make a couple.

Would you mind sharing the dimensions.
One of the many improvements I have figured out has been standardizing the pieces. So all 4 pieces (top, bottom and both sides) are 12" wide by 19". With the wheels, it puts the table top around 24" high. Seems to work for me......
 

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How did you attach the Corian top to the cart?
I glued a piece for wood to the bottom of the corian, then was able to screw thru the top piece of wood on the cart into the wood on the corian top.

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I'm testing 2 different types of glue to see which works better for gluing the wood to the corian....on 1 cart, I used a 2 part epoxy, on the other one, I used a silicone adhesive (RTV, not silicone calk). I'll report back if one happens to fails......
 

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They look great.
Would you mind sending the drawing ?
Sorry, no drawings....the dimensions (in English) are all in my head!! The finished size of the top, bottom and both sides are all 12"x19". I used 3/4" birch plywood for the body. The spacers on the back are 1"x4" pine, and the top of the carcas (under the corian) is just scrap plywood. I hope that gives you enough info?!?!?!
 

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Awesome work. I'm going to have to watch craigslist for some Corian.
When I was out east this past fall, I found a guy on C-list that was selling corian sink cutouts for $1 each that worked perfect for this purpose. I don't remember where he was, but it was a great option to buy in small quantity, manageable sized pieces and ones to mess around with to work on your skills!!
 

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About 8 years ago my old boss gave me some small pieces and I made a basking area for my daughters turtle tank.
I'll have to search out an installer to see if I can get cheap scraps.

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