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Plywood Storage Cart #5: Finished

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Blog entry by chopnhack posted 02-06-2012 04:19 AM 8916 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was able to figure out why the piece of plywood was not square to the other piece of the A-frame. It turned out that one of the angled wedges at the bottom was a little long and needed to be trimmed. The plywood was already in place and I didn’t feel like unclamping and lifting it off. I used my dozuki and trimmed a thin line between the wedge and ply and after fishing the sliver out from underneath I was able to pound the sheet down into place. I used a level and a framing square to ensure a 5 degree bevel was achieved on each side. I screwed down the boards on either side of the top support and the center support and also put screws into the bottom of the A frame on both sides. The result was a rock solid cart.

I am very pleased with the result. I loaded it up and it immediately made a difference in de-cluttering the shop. I highly recommend it! The 4” casters worked really well, even mostly loaded and on an incline (driveway) I was able to push it fairly easily into the garage.


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#1 posted 02-06-2012 05:27 AM

Wow that holds tons of plywood scraps .Good job.

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#2 posted 11-18-2012 09:39 PM

Nice…..this is the formatt I’ve been wanting….Seems as though it may be a little too skinny and not enough lean on the large sheet goods…..Just my 2 cents worth!

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#3 posted 11-19-2012 02:17 AM

It works well, the reason why I only made a 5 degree angle slant is because of where I intended to store it. If I had made it with a greater lean, the base would be too wide for me to store. You can certainly change the angle to suit your needs. Thanks for commenting.

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#4 posted 03-01-2015 02:56 PM

Chopnahack,
I’m badly in need of something like your storage rack and also working with limited space.
Are you satisfied with the 5 degree slant, and if not what would you recommend going to ~10deg?
I am thinking about scaling back the overall dimensions to cut back on weight and space… do you think it would be regrettable to only build it 5 or 6ft long and full sheets of plywood can overhang? (Full sheets don’t hang around long… drops do.)
Last question… are the wedges necessary that your full sheets sit on?

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#5 posted 03-01-2015 11:14 PM


Are you satisfied with the 5 degree slant

Yes.
, and if not what would you recommend going to ~10deg?
I am thinking about scaling back the overall dimensions to cut back on weight and space… do you think it would be regrettable to only build it 5 or 6ft long and full sheets of plywood can overhang? (Full sheets don t hang around long… drops do.)

Since you mention that you too have limited space, the angle of tilt will determine your base’s width, so I leave that to you. As for sheets overhanging, it would be ok, but it would make it difficult to maneuver – if you truly have no need for full sheet storage, then I would suggest building a different storage solution. Sheets take up a lot of space and are heavy, that is why I built this – I sometimes go long times between projects and needed the full sheet storage as well as the ability to move them. As we speak I have about 5 full sheets sitting out there!
Last question… are the wedges necessary that your full sheets sit on?

Yes, they aid in assembly by locking in the sheets for either side, registering them in proper position and they tilt the plywood that is to be stored.
Thanks for stopping by! I haven’t thought about this project in a long time ;-)

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