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Project by TheStudent posted 08-24-2010 01:12 PM 3039 views 8 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





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Jiri Parkman

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

Looks good. Enjoy it.

-- Jiri

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Walt

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#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, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com

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rivergirl

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#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."

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Estley

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#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….

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nmkidd

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

Looks good….......great job….........if it’s functional and does the job…..it 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!

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Vicki

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#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

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TheStudent

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#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.

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Walt

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#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, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com

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