|Project by SplashMaster||posted 06-25-2016 01:02 AM||1102 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
Over the past few year my scrap wood been consisted of a 3’X2’X2’ box that over flows more often than not, taking up a few extra square ft of the shop. The plan I chose to follow comes from a woodworking book titled “The Complete Book of Woodworking” and the project name is “Sheet Goods Cart.” However, numerous versions of this rolling storage cart are accessible for free by searching it on the internet.
Modifications. The plan calls for 5 sheets of the ¾” plywood but, I used ½” plywood which came off of some shipping creates (low quality) to save on cost. These sheets only measured 43”X78” and had warped severely. As a resulted of the plywood being smaller than a standard sheet the vertical sides of this cart are 3” shorter than intended, which led me to only include 3 shelfs instead of 4. Also using the thinner plywood meant spacing would be off by a ¼”. The original plan also closed one end of the cart off completely so clamps could be stored on it and I chose to leave it open. Also, I opted to add an extra cut off been on the left side above the original been (I used these boards to show different stain looks). Lastly I placed a 1.5” wood spacer where the 4” casters are so I could have 6” of ground clearance, which allows the cart to roll over my in floor electrical outlets.
Overview. This cart over measures 2’X6’X49” and was assembled with glue, pocket hole screws, and regular screws. The casters are 4” with a 225 lb weight rating which are holding up well. With the modifications and adjusting for the plywood size difference it took me 2 Saturdays to complete, which also offered me time to think out most of the changes I ended up making. Most importantly of all, it fits nicely in the shop. This is a very good alternative to fixed shelving storage when shop space is limited and allows one plenty of opportunities for rearrange their shop if need be.
Thanks for looking, Let me know what you think!