DIY Mobile Lumber Cart | Plans from Woodworking for Mere Mortals

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Project by handmadewithashley posted 02-03-2018 03:03 AM 3849 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest woodworking build: a mobile lumber cart! I followed plans from Woodworking for Mere Mortals. Steve Ramsey has a great build video for the project. You can check out the video on his YouTube channel. This lumber cart replaces a previous one that I built a few years ago. My old lumber rack could not store sheet goods and took up too much floor space in my garage. I disassembled the 2×4s from it and hope to recycle them for a future shop project.

CLICK HERE for my build blog post.

-- Ashley, Alabama, Instagram - @handmadewithashley,,

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#1 posted 02-03-2018 04:17 AM

you go girl,thats a great wood cart that packs a punch,aand saves a lot of space.nice job!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 02-03-2018 05:19 AM

Nice cart, My neighbor informs me I will need one the size of a double wide trailer…... LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 02-03-2018 09:16 AM

Wow! Lot of storage.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 02-03-2018 11:44 AM

nice build Ashley

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 02-03-2018 02:18 PM

This is a very nice and practical lumber storage rack. It will be a great addition for the shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 02-03-2018 02:57 PM

looks very nice Ash …..GREAT JOB :<))


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#7 posted 02-03-2018 08:44 PM

A place to store the “extras” GREAT!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 02-03-2018 11:36 PM

Nice design. The dividers will really help out. I have a cart, but only with minimal dividers and it’s a mess to keep every thing standing upright. Maybe one day I’ll make a new one similar to yours.

-- tel

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#9 posted 02-04-2018 12:44 AM

I built the same one…with a few small changes…and love it. Now I need to organize it every few weeks as it builds up with cutoffs that I should have just thrown away in the first place.

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#10 posted 02-04-2018 01:47 AM

I also built the same one long time ago. Still going strong. Just wished I added larger casters because under full load, it’s tough to roll around so I added handled to assist. Great job on making this!

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#11 posted 02-04-2018 05:13 PM

I also made this one a few years ago and it has worked great. My only concern is that I put a lot of wood on this thing and I noticed that the thin supports across the bottom are a little flexed so I may change them to (or add) 2×4s, assuming I ever take the time to take all of the wood out of it.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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