Here is another of my recent shop improvement projects. When I first got the sander, and for a while afterward, it was “mounted” on the cardboard box it came in. That wasn’t working well, so I built this mobile base / cart / storage cabinet for it. It also holds all my sanding related stuff; my belt sander, RO sander, sanding belts, paper, etc.
It’s almost completely made out of scraps. I bought the two fixed casters and the door knobs. The wood is leftover plywood and some fir scraps for the legs, side handle, and door frames. Hinges are from my old kitchen cabinet doors that I replaced. Even the paint is scavenged from my collection of odds and ends.
The sander is bolted to the cart and with the fixed casters and two fixed legs it’s quite stable. To move it, I lift it up by the handle on the one side, and wheel it around the shop like a wheelbarrow. I made it several inches wider than the sander so I would have a small amount of surface to put parts and pieces.