|Project by Randy Price||posted 11-07-2010 11:41 PM||14833 views||52 times favorited||20 comments|
I had left over sheet goods and cut offs stacked everywhere to the point my shop was becoming non-functional. I decided to make a storage cart to take care of the problem.
After looking at several designs on the web, I came up with this one. I can store the sheet goods on one side and wood stock on the other. The side for storing the wood stock has adjustable shelves so I can vary it depending on what I need to store at any given time.
Since I have shelving to store up to 8’ stock, I decided to make the cart to store up to 4’ stock and sheet goods. It is also on casters so I can roll it out to access it and store it out of the way when not in use.
A Sketchup file of this project can be downloaded at:
Here are some assembly tips:
Assemble the cart bottom with 4 – 2” x 4”s and plywood:
Then using the two outside vertical assemblies measure and notch out the plywood as shown:
Measure for the rectangular cut out to accept the center vertical member by laying a straightedge across the front edges and back edges of the two outside vertical members and draw lines across. This will give the length of the rectangle to cut out. Then draw two lines 1 1/2” apart centered between the two uprights to give the width of the rectangle. the layout will look look like this:
Cut out the rectangle with a jigsaw. Insert the center vertical member through the rectangle. Screw it to it’s horizontal mate but do not attach them to the cart bottom yet.
Screw on one of the cross members between the two outside vertical members. Now fit the center vertical member to this cross piece so that the vertical member is 90 degrees to the plywood base. Now screw the horizontal mate to the cart frame.