Lumber storage cart

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Project by Schwieb posted 10-29-2011 07:41 AM 7187 views 16 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok this is a pretty mundane shop furniture project, but it something I have been thinking about for awhile and has helped me better organize the lumber I have collected and particularly the shorts so I can find materials I am looking for easier. When I built my shop, I wanted lots of windows for natural light. The downside to that is that I don’t have very much wall space so a mobile cart seemed like the answer. Nothing too fancy, just 3/4” plywood on a 2” x 6” frame with some heavy duty casters. In the backgroung is the cut off storage box I made awhile back for shorts and turning materials and the wall shelving units I welded up out of square tubing.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 07:50 AM

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#2 posted 10-29-2011 02:45 PM

Ok I admit it!
I get the most high watching all the wood inside!
That organizer is app one quarter of my workshop… lol.
No serious, it is a wonderful rack and I can’t help looking at the lumber shelf in the background, and then again around your workshop and say hmmmmmmmmmm, that is just such a dream place.
Best thoughts my friend with the shop of my dreams,
all my best wishes for you and the family,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 10-29-2011 03:13 PM

I am so envious,looking at all the space in your shop. The wood cart is a wonderful addition. I have my wood stacked on top of each other. I am having to move wood all the time to get to the piece on the bottom. Happy woodworking and thanks for sharing.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 10-29-2011 05:28 PM

Doc, I agree with amagineer that I too am envious of your shop….. However, I am happy with mine even though I have to stack and restack my lumber. Now that being said your project is a great one and an easy way to find your material.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 10-29-2011 07:03 PM

Hey there Dr. Ken, mundane or not it is always a pleasure taking a look at Your wonderful shop setting and all it has to offer ! Lumber storage is always a sore subject for a lot of us and something like this is just what the Dr. ordered (LOL). Nice shop project as always, thanks for sharing…........ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#6 posted 10-29-2011 09:31 PM


Here’s a pixs of the “shorts bin” I built several years ago…..Like yours, simple in design, yet works very well for all the cut-offs. Like you, I also have the room in my shop, and if you have the room, these things are just about a must to have…..

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#7 posted 10-29-2011 09:48 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. I love my shop and am proud to say that I built it from the ground up. It took me most of my life to get there but I sure appreciate it now.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#8 posted 10-29-2011 10:37 PM

Man I need one of these. Nice job. Something worth having

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#9 posted 10-30-2011 05:48 AM

Great shop Ken. Boy you got space.

Those small lumber storage carts come pretty handy.
I couldn’t help it but admire your shop. Dust collection, lumber rack ( and it’s content of course).
First class shop.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 10-30-2011 02:12 PM

Huge open space!!!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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