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Project by dakotawood posted 11-21-2011 09:59 PM 4912 views 69 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve seen a few variations of this idea on the website. I decided to combine a few design ideas that I’ve seen and make my own. It holds quite a bit of stock. This project actually gave me a headache. I didn’t draw it up very well, so I kind of designed it as I went. Guess how many sheets of ply I used?? 3!!! I didn’t use all of the 3 sheets, but I needed 3 full sheets due to all the angled cuts. This thing is quite heavy once loaded. I put 3” casters on it. I’m almost wishing I went with larger and more heavy duty casters. It’s quite functional – as I’ve cleaned up a corner of my shop now. I’m happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for looking!
Travis

-- Travis, South Dakota





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FirehouseWoodworking

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#1 posted 11-21-2011 10:17 PM

Travis,

That is a brilliant layout. I think you have solved my storage problem. Well done!

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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will delaney

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#2 posted 11-21-2011 10:26 PM

Looks Great! This is on my list to make. Thanks for the heads up on the casters I wouldn’t of thought of using larger then 3” wheels.

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Robsshop

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#3 posted 11-21-2011 10:45 PM

Sweet design and construction looks solid ,makes good use of available space as well. If You do have intentions on rolling the cart around on a regular basis I would recommend swapping out to those larger casters as You mentioned.Once again great project !

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

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MasterSergeant

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 11:17 PM

Very good design! I can see this working in my shop.

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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handystanley

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 11:17 PM

Nice job Travis.

Can you provide us the length and height of the unit as well as the length of the open shelves?

Thanks.

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA

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mafe

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#6 posted 11-21-2011 11:29 PM

Really cool design.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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1yeldud1

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#7 posted 11-21-2011 11:31 PM

First off im sorry i dont have a photo – but if you can imagine – looking at your really nice workbench similar in size to mine – i built a small box (kind of similar in size and construction to an automotive creeper) out of pine and plywood that would just slide under the un-used space. I placed 4 small casters inside this box that would allow the box to almost sit on the ground. My box is about 3 foot by 24 inches and about 5 inches tall and has 2 drawer pulls to access the contents. I use this unused space under my workbench to hold any cutoff piece under say 12 inches long – it works great as it takes NO space in the shop and when I need a small piece of lumber I just pull it out and then just roll it back when finished. I have a couple of cardboard boxes laying in this “tray to help organize the species of wood. I hope this is a help to someone else !!!! Like I said I m sorry I dont have any photos.

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doncutlip

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#8 posted 11-22-2011 01:51 AM

Great solution and use of space.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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nicecarvings

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#9 posted 11-22-2011 02:13 AM

Nice, I need one of these!

-- -Melissa Jones http://www.nicecarvings.com http://www.nicewoodsigns.com

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BentheViking

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#10 posted 11-22-2011 02:35 AM

definitely may go with this one some day

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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DiamondWW

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#11 posted 11-22-2011 04:42 AM

This looks like a perfect solution to keeping up with all those cutoffs that accumulate all around the shop.

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood, only smaller projects.

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 11-22-2011 12:36 PM

Great work I have this on my to do list as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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dakotawood

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#13 posted 11-22-2011 04:07 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

handystanley – here’s the specs:
48” long
44” high
shortest shelf is 11” long
longest shelf is 48” long
with 2 other shelf lengths in between those
the hidden vs open shelves are mirror lengths of each other

-- Travis, South Dakota

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Rick Dennington

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#14 posted 11-22-2011 06:12 PM

If a person has the room in their shop, a shorts bin/ plywood rack is a “must have” necessity….These things seem to grow, so if you can “corral them” to one spot you’re better served for it….Her’s mine I built several years back…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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SgtSnafu

958 posts in 1957 days


#15 posted 11-22-2011 09:21 PM

Great looking cart

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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