Step 9: Attach the Hardware

attach the hardware
Photo: Tria Giovan
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Using a drill/driver and 1-inch screws, secure the handles to the doors and the hooks to the sides of the cabinet.

If your planters have a rim, fill the space on the bottom of the cart with a piece of plywood to create a large, flush surface. Shim the plywood if necessary.

Attach locking casters—to ensure you're stand won't roll while you're working—no more than 1/2 inch in from each corner of the base. This placement will keep the cart's base wide enough to prevent tipping.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • drill
      Cordless drill with bit set
    • metal cutting snips
      Tin snips
    • adjustable pliers
      Pliers
    • bar clamps
      Clamps
    • hammer with nailset
      Hammer with nailset

    Shopping List

    1. two 14-inch-square wood planter boxes

    2. two cabinet door catches

    3. 4-by-4-foot sheet of ½-inch plywood

    4. 2-by-4-foot sheet of 0.09-mil galvanized sheet metal

    5. hooks6. two door pulls

    7. four 4-inch strap hinges

    8. four 3-inch casters with locks

    9. 2½-inch deck screws

    10. 1-inch deck screws

    11. 4d galvanized nails