Hidden Dado, Sturdy Cart

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Project by newTim posted 06-27-2012 04:02 AM 2158 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Combining matching stop dados on the top and bottom with notches in the sides and back makes the cart easy to assemble and very strong. 3/4” MDF with a 1” top. I used a simple guide on the router to match the distance from the edges to match the top and bottom. I got lucky on the back in that it fit right between the sides with no trimming, although it wouldn’t be to difficult to make the back oversized and cut it to fit. I put glue in the dados and some screws through the bottom and pocket holes to hold the top. You can see the old cart in the background which is now used for the planer. Just add locking swivel wheels and its ready for drawers or shelves.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 06-27-2012 08:54 AM

Nice work.

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

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#2 posted 06-27-2012 01:17 PM

Great job!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 06-28-2012 12:38 AM

Very versatile. Nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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