Air Compressor Cart

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Project by Brandon posted 06-03-2010 11:07 PM 4711 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my HF air compressor broke, I purchased a new Porter Cable C2002 Pancake Compressor from HD. Because everything in my garage is on wheels, I decided to make a little cart for the new compressor. Originally I was simply going to build a dolly for it, but decided the added height and storage would be useful. The drawer is big enough to fit two hoses, a brad nailer and a few other items. The two “pockets” on the sides hold various adapters and accessories in plastic containers. I also added a couple of hooks on the back for other accessories. With a larger bottom disc being supported by six casters instead of four, this thing is very stable.

I used some wood of the ply tree that I had laying around and stained it with a mixture of ebony and red oak minwax stains, mostly because I need the practice working with stain. Added a couple of coats of poly.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#1 posted 06-03-2010 11:12 PM

Nice air compressor cart.

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#2 posted 06-03-2010 11:27 PM

Great idea Brandon good job

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 12:35 AM

I will PM you my address. Get it off to me and I will do some product testing for you. It will get returned…. I promise.. ;-)

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#4 posted 06-04-2010 03:19 AM

very nice

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#5 posted 06-04-2010 05:11 AM

Very cool idea. Looks nice and useful too.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#6 posted 06-04-2010 08:04 AM

Being a big fan of stuff on wheels and having the exact same compressor, I am excited to see what you have done here. Great job, I think I might have to try this one out for myself!

-- Paul

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#7 posted 06-04-2010 08:25 AM

such a great thing. I will be making one of these. Excellent idea

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#8 posted 06-04-2010 03:14 PM

Nice cart, perfect for the pancake compressors. Why don’t you make a few? I am sure you could sell them.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 06-09-2010 02:07 PM

What a great idea! An the execution is perfect. It looks really great.

-- Nate, Harvard, MA

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#10 posted 10-19-2014 03:19 PM

This is great. Going to try to make something similar next month.

-- “You can observe a lot just by watchin’” - _Yogi Berra_

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