Shopping has become easier with this DIY market cart
We have a very helpful DIY PVC project for anyone who may need a cart to transport various objects in a single trip!
Avoid wasting time taking things from one place to another! Or even hurting your back by transporting things yourself! This PVC market cart is very convenient to build, the only long process will be cutting each PVC tube part. This market cart is around 40" tall and built entirely around PVC pipes of different sizes.
Let us guide you step by step in building this helpful market cart.
Ideal for: Groceries, parties, house movements, moderate weight transportation.
A note before starting -
Please understand - the below diagrams are genuinely and carefully designed to help you navigate the build process. However, we don’t include specific recommendations for which tools, hardware, or products to use. These truly are “DIY” designs.
As such – a significant portion of the build-process will be up to you, the builder. So please know, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to assemble any of our designs! If you need to depart from the instructions, or rearrange things along the way, feel free to.
The only thing we ask: please be safe! And of course, there’s no shame in asking an expert for help or seeking guidance from your local professionals at any time.
And please: enjoy the process!
We will start with the main frame that will be our handle.
For this specific step you'll need to have close by:
Two 1” elbows
Two 1” Tube - 20” long
Two 1” Tube -5” long
Two 1” Tee slips
Two 1” Tube - 15” long
You will also need solvent cement to glue all of the parts together. Remember this dries pretty fast, so make sure to have all your pieces clean and close when you add the cement. Please use as reference the diagram above.
Grab the 1" elbow and add some solvent cement to it, then place it on the edge of the 1" Tube- 20" long and place it in. On it's right edge you will place cement on the other 1" elbow. Both elbow holes should be facing down to meet the 1'' tube - 5'' long.
We suggest that you build evenly on both sides, this way you make sure both sides of the tubes are even.
Then grab the 1” Tee and place it at the end of the 1” tube- 5” log. This will be done on both sides, and these 1" tees will be connected to a 1" tube - 20" long.
On the inferior hole of the 1" tee, place the 1" tubes - 15" long on both sides and you're done with this first step.
Let this entire frame dry.
We have a lot of pieces to assemble for this step. Please be patient and enjoy the process. Make sure to have all your parts well cleaned and in order. You can always print the diagram above and even place them in the exact same way so you don't get confused during the process.
To do this step, you'll need the following parts:
Six 1” Tee slips
Six 1” Tube - 5.5” long
Three 1” Tube - 6.3” long
Six 1” Tube - 15” long
Two 1” Cross slip
Four 1” Tube -3” long
Four 1” Wye Slip
Two 1” Tube- 4” long
Four 1” 4 - Way outlet
We will start assembling the superior pipe. You'll use solvent cement on each end of the pipe or tee to make sure they glue on to each other perfectly. Make sure to have the right parts nearby since this cement dries very fast.
Grab a 1" tee slip and place it in a 1" tube -5,5" long, then connect this tube to another 1" tee slip and make sure that the third connector hole is facing down. You can then grab a 1" tube-6.3" long and fix it to the right connector hole of the tee slip.
Grab your next 1" tee slip and then fix it on to the next 1" tube- 5.5". This tee slip’s third connector hole must also be facing down. And finally, add a 1" Tee slip, all it's free connector holes should be facing up and down.
We suggest you rely on the diagram above so you won't get lost in the process. Next, all the long tubes will be fixed onto the tee slips.
First grab the 1" tube- 15" long and fix it onto the left tee slip, using solvent cement on both pieces so it glues firmly. Then the next 15" pvc tubes will be placed on the subsequent tee slips. Make sure they are all even.
The next line is horizontal and will involve tee slips, cross slips and 5.5" long tubes.
Grab a 1" tee slip, then fix onto it the 1" tube-5.5" long tube, then grab the 1" cross slip and connect it to the 5.5" long tube and to the 1" tube - 15" long, using the superior connector hole.
Then add the 1" long 6.3" tube into the cross slip's right connector hole. This tube will then connect to the next cross slip.
The second cross slip will connect with the superior 1" tube - 5.5" long and on the right the 1" tube - 5.5" long. This 5.5” PVC tube will also connect to the final tee slip.
As before, we will add the 15” long PVC tubes, but this time only on the cross slips.
We have two tee slips that we will assemble evenly to make sure everything fits perfectly.
Grab the 1" tube - 3" long and place it on each tee slip, making sure they glue in perfectly with your cement.
Next is the 1” Wye slips, it’s important that the third connecter is facing the back of this frame. Please see the diagram above for reference.
Then place onto the inferior Wye slips’ connector hole on both sides, the 1” tube-3” long. The following piece is another Wye slip, but this time facing front, then follows a 1” tube-4” long and finally reaches the 1” 4- Way outlet.
This is the final line of the main frame. The fourth connector hole of the 1" 4-Way outlet should also be facing the front.
Connect the 1” 4-way to the 5.5” long tube, then the 1” 4-way outlet. This part will also connect to the 15" tube located in the middle. Please see the diagram above.
The free connector hole on it's right side will connect to the 6.3" tube and then to the 4-Way outlet. This 4-Way outlet will also connect to the 15” tube through it’s superior connector hole. On the right side it will connect to the 5.5" tube and to the final 4-way outlet completing the frame. Let the piece dry completely.
Now it’s time to create the wheels and back frame of our cart. For the following pieces, make sure to have them closeby.
Six 1” Tube- 3” long
Two 1” tee Slip
One 1” Tube -20” long
Two 1” 45º elbows
Four ¾” x 1” reducers
One 10” Cart wheels
Two 1” Tube - 4.5” long
This step is actually easy, but we recommend you see the diagram above to avoid confusion about the pieces.
Grab the 1” Tube - 3” long and place it to the 1” tee slip, then add to this tee slip the 1” tube- 20” long. This long tube will have on it's other end a 1" tee slip and on its superior connector hole the 1" tube -3" long tube.
As before, we will start assembling equally to make sure this piece is even.
On the inferior connector hole of each tee slip place the 1” tube - 3” long, then follows the 1” 45º elbows on each side.
Remember that all of these pieces must be perfectly cleaned and glued to each other with solvent cement. Now on each side place the 1'' tube- 3" long at each elbow.
On the other edge of the 3" tube, place the 3/4 " x 1" reducers.
These reducers will be assembled onto 10" cart wheels.
Place the last two ¾” x 1” reducers on both sides of the cart wheels.
Finally place the 1" tube- 4.5 " long on each side.
The back frame is ready.
We're reaching the last step. We will now build the base frame and as we mentioned before, make sure all your pieces are nice and clean.
For this final step you’ll need to gather the following parts:
Four 1” tube - 5.5” long
Two 1” Tube - 4” long
Two 1” Wye slips
Two 1” Tube-14” long
Two 1” Tube-20.5” long
Two 1” 3-Way outlet
Two 1” Tee slip
One 1” Tube - 6.3” long
Two 1” Tube - 3” long
Two 1” Elbow slip
One 1” Tube - 20.4 “ long
Grab the 1" Wye slip and add to the horizontal connector hole the 1" tube - 4" long and onto the 45º connector hole, fix onto it the 1" tube - 5.5" long. Build two of these as you can see on the diagram above.
Once you have these pieces ready, add the 1" tube- 14" long to the 1" Wye slip on both sides. Then place the 1" 3-way outlet into the edge of each one of these tubes. The connector holes should be facing down and facing each other. Please see the diagram for reference.
We will build a horizontal line that connects one 1" 3-way outlet to the other. Let’s start with the left 3 - way outlet. Place a 1” Tube - 5.5” tube, then a 1” tee slip, followed by a 1” Tube - 6.3” long, then another 1” tee slip, then another 1” tube- 5.5” tube and finally connect to the 1” 3-Way outlet on the right side.
The 1" tee slip in the middle will connect to the 1" tubes - 20.5" long.
We are about to finish this base frame.
Our 3-way outlet will have the connector holes facing down for free. Place each one of them a 1" Tube-3" long, followed by a 1" elbow slip. These elbows will be connected by a 1'' Tube-20.4'' long.
Now just put together four groups of parts and you'll have your market cart ready!
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