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Project by Jon Parker posted 02-28-2009 at 04:27 PM 5325 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to building a lumber cart to house all the sheet goods on one side and the cutoffs on the other. It sits on 3” casters and can be moved around my “shop” (3rd car garage). It works pretty good except I found out that when it’s loaded it’s REALLY HEAVY. :) It’s built from a 2/4 base and some plywood / 2×4 5 degree struts. The only concern I have is that the struts don’t tie together very well and when moving the cart lengthwise, they have too much flex for my taste. I may screw in a full sheet to tie them all together … but then I’d have to unload the cart … maybe in a while – it really doesn’t move much now. :)

-- Jon | Rigby, Idaho





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#1 posted 02-28-2009 at 04:33 PM

Jon:
I just commented on Ellen’s Scrap Cart. My cart is about the size of yours but configured for horizontal storage, which is a problem. But the biggest problem I have is that when fully loaded I can hardly push mine. I will be redoing my cart to store stock vertically and will store sheet goods separately.
Thanks for posting. Every sample is giving me another piece to my puzzle.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 at 04:36 PM

I also saw Ellen’s Scrap Cart and am contemplating building a smaller version to use for cutoffs (since they just keep piling up) and just using this one for more ‘permanent’ storage and sheet goods … all great ideas and all make us better! – thanks for the comment

-- Jon | Rigby, Idaho

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#3 posted 02-28-2009 at 05:36 PM

Nice lumbercart!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 03-01-2009 at 07:23 PM

Jon, Good looking build and useful. The one I just recently built also is a bit hard to move once I loaded it up with a good amount. A scrap cart sounnds like a good idea for sorting out some of the smaller bits.
That is one great thing about LumberJocks so many ideas to look at and figure out the best way to do for you.

CtL

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#5 posted 07-15-2009 at 04:44 PM

The only downside is that it looks like it’d only accomodate half a dozen sheets or so of flatwood.

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#6 posted 07-15-2009 at 07:37 PM

Looks great a handy thing to have.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-16-2010 at 05:52 AM

Bureaucrat, you might take a look at the ShopNotes “Rolling Tool Tower”. I’m building my 3rd one and it will be for small offcuts. Of course you’d want to pile the heavy stuff at the bottom.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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