Cheap - Functional Multi Purpose Roll Around

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Project by nmkidd posted 07-05-2010 04:22 PM 1824 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Buenos Dias from northern New Mexico…...

a goodly part of yesterday was spent in my soon to be enlarged shop area…...... manufacturing a roll around cart.
I have deemed it multi purpose as my intentions are to use it for ….storage…......a portable work area…..and as a table saw outfeed table

a few weeks ago…....I was at the Habitat Restore and found the 2 kitchen cabinets ($15.00 ea) and a formica table
($8.00)......the only other cost was the 3 inch castors…......the rest was scrap.

the cabinets were secured to a 2×4 frame (a little over size for stability) installed (with an overhang in the back to allow for knee room when sitting ) .......a little paint to be applied and voila… crude but functional all purpose cart!!!

Thanks for looking….....Adios …...until the next time.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#1 posted 07-05-2010 04:32 PM

Sweet. Good scrounging.

At first I thought this was a fireplace with a fire inside. I guess that is one bright sun in AZ.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 07-05-2010 04:53 PM

Nice use of whats available and keeping costs down.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 07-05-2010 05:19 PM

Makes good sense and mighty useful Doug.
That’s what I call taking what’s available and putting it to good use.
Nice job!

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#4 posted 07-05-2010 05:21 PM

Good Idea Doug

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 07-05-2010 05:57 PM

great recycling
so well done


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#6 posted 07-05-2010 06:55 PM

What a great score! Nice eye!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 07-05-2010 10:19 PM

You and David seem to have an eye for what is available and how to make use of items others would pass by unnoticed.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 07-05-2010 10:31 PM

Great recycling of pieces. Love looking around the local Restore in my area. Currently redoing a bathroom and working on some deck furniture with Restore items,


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 07-06-2010 05:22 AM

Nice One Doug! I’m looking to build a couple of “Roll Around Equipment Tables” and it never dawned on me to take a run up to the Used Furniture Place and do what you just did. Good Thinking!

I’m on my way!!

Thank You Brother!


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#10 posted 07-06-2010 10:27 AM

Looks Good, Doug… Very practical and at a fair price…
How’s the Shop Expansion progressing?

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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