Lumber Storage Cart

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Project by Shawn Herrington posted 09-20-2014 05:37 AM 2129 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I poked around the interwebs for a number of months, mulling the different lumber cart designs found on this website as well as some of the lumber storage solutions built by my favorite Youtube woodworkers. I did not find anything with which I was enthralled enough to hunker down and actually build. I did draw up some rudimentary plans but I used them mainly for overall rough dimensions.

I built this cart while I was on a shop cleaning frenzy that lasted late into the morning a couple of weeks ago. Because of that, my criteria for building it were as follows:

>Must be built exclusively from material in the “Crap that I am Throwing Away” pile
>Must be built and filled with lumber before I go to sleep tonight

My construction methodology was quick and dirty: 18 ga. brad nails, #8 Torx deck screws, and construction adhesive. My materials were not exactly the fodder of fine carpentry: exterior lap siding, water-logged plywood sheathing, and scrap 2”x3” lumber. However, the finished product is exactly what I needed. I still need to incorporate storage for very short cut-offs which are still in buckets on the floor (visible in the third picture).

-- -Shawn

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#1 posted 09-20-2014 05:48 AM

nice and made from the crap pile also…you really can’t have enough storage and organization…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 09-20-2014 06:42 PM

Do I see a shadow or is it sitting on casters?

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 02:07 AM

The cart sits on 3” metal casters (one at each corner) available from the hardware store. I bought them because they were cheap but it turns out they roll very smoothly on the concrete floor even with the cart fully loaded.

-- -Shawn

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 03:41 AM

Very nice job on a project with purpose. That will be one of my first projects.

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