Compressor Cart

  • Advertise with us
Project by TheStudent posted 08-24-2010 01:12 PM 3999 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing several different versions on LJ’s I decided to make one of my own. I put a front door on mine in order to cut down on the noise (it really helps). Additionally I put a storage shelf to store some of the nail guns and other items. The top storage area is for safety equipment as well as extra fasteners. It is made of 3/4” and 1/4” construction grade plywood and it is assembled with pocket holes. I have also toyed with the idea of usind the lower sides of the cart for some type of storage. I know its not pretty, but I figured I could give someone some ideas for their own cart. Justin

8 comments so far

View Jiri Parkman's profile

Jiri Parkman

953 posts in 3835 days

#1 posted 08-24-2010 01:23 PM

Looks good. Enjoy it.

-- Jiri

View Walt's profile


248 posts in 2861 days

#2 posted 08-24-2010 01:47 PM

I have been looking for a good way to make my compressor more accessable this seems to be a great idea. Looks like it was cur from one sheet of 3/4 ply is that correct?

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

View rivergirl's profile


3201 posts in 2861 days

#3 posted 08-24-2010 02:43 PM

Nice! My compressor hose and nail gun is still in the box never opened. LOL But I will keep this shelf in mind when I throw the box away. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

View Estley's profile


66 posts in 3807 days

#4 posted 08-24-2010 03:07 PM

does the door help with the noise?.... I’ve been debating if it’s worth it to put one on mine….

View nmkidd's profile


758 posts in 3196 days

#5 posted 08-24-2010 03:19 PM

Looks good….......great job….........if it’s functional and does the job… doesn’t have to be pretty!!!

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

View Vicki's profile


1099 posts in 3367 days

#6 posted 08-24-2010 05:46 PM

Great design ideas. I love that everthing is organized and everything needed for that tool is right there. I do have a question about putting the A/C in a cabinet. I thought I read somewhere that they generate heat and need to have ventilation? If that’s true, you might want to leave the door open when it’s running. Just saying. ’;o)

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

View TheStudent's profile


11 posts in 2913 days

#7 posted 08-25-2010 02:31 AM

Walt: It is cut from 1 sheet of 3/4 ply and I used a piece of 1/4” stuff for the shelf

Estley: The door helps quite a bit. As Blondewood said it COULD, however, create an issue with ventilation.

Blondewood: If I were really getting with it, I would probably leave the door open in order to get some air flow. If just doing some light stuff I really don’t think it would hurt it.

This cabinet would be functional in a shop, garage, or even if you had to work on something out on the driveway. It had to be quite large in order to adequately store everything which would make it a bit of a burden to take inside for a small trim job, but it can easily be taken out of the cart to be used.

View Walt's profile


248 posts in 2861 days

#8 posted 08-25-2010 03:10 PM

I think the door would reduce the noise but I agree it could cause some ventilation problems I believe I will create an opening in back to recieve a smal furnace filter to provide ventilation and still keep the dust out of the cabinet

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics