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Project by randyb posted 12-03-2012 01:52 PM 3912 views 19 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished building a lumber cart, which seems to be pretty popular on this site. I was worried it would be too big, but with it being mobile I would have better access to my lumber rack that is behind its parking place. I made mine with one less bin so it will hold bigger plywood cutoffs. I also used my pocket hole jig to attach the sides to the base, I think it made it easier to build alone also stronger. This thing is big but holds a huge amount of wood, if you are thinking about one for yourself I would go for it.

-- I was going for that distressed look





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#1 posted 12-03-2012 01:58 PM

awesome

-- Joel

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 04:04 PM

Great build. Always nice to be more organized.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 06:11 PM

nice lumber cart.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 06:13 PM

Looks real nice. This is a good winter project that I need to build really bad.
What issue of shopnotes?

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 12-03-2012 09:44 PM

Thanks for the comments, I think it is issue 55, I had a great time building it, I think it took about 5 sheets of 3/4 plywood. I think it was well worth the time.

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#6 posted 12-03-2012 10:55 PM

Thanks Randy. I will look that up.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 12-03-2012 11:03 PM

Lots of good storage there.nice job.

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#8 posted 12-03-2012 11:18 PM

Yep, that’s a nice one.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#9 posted 12-04-2012 12:09 AM

Great job on the lumber cart – glad to see others build this plan – I recently built one too, and I wrote up some of my learnings to help others considering this plan: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73058

-- I can complicate anything

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#10 posted 12-04-2012 01:34 AM

Saaaa-WEET! I have bits and pieces of wood stacked everywhere. Might build me one of them fancy lumber carts….. would open up a BUNCH of space in my crowded shop!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#11 posted 12-04-2012 01:57 AM

Who couldn’t use one of those? Nice job.

-- "What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway." -Mother Teresa

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#12 posted 12-04-2012 02:55 AM

Here’s my verson of a “shorts bin” that I built about 10 years ago…..I think that if you have room in your shops, this is a necessary item to keep all those loose boards rounded up, and in one place…....

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

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#13 posted 12-04-2012 04:42 AM

Rick, I wanted to build a smaller cart like yours but a always have 2×4s in my shop. the bigger cart gave a place to put them, I really like you design. you have a nice shop from what I can see

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#14 posted 12-04-2012 05:08 AM

Thanks, Randy…I appreciate it…..if you’d like a closer look at my shop, just go to my woodshop and take a look… I also have some more pics in my “Blogs”....it’s shop pics #2…..You can’t see it in this picture, but my plywood cart is just around the corner from the shorts bin…...

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

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#15 posted 12-05-2012 12:48 PM

Great build. Mine serves the purpose and more. I built the same one before pocket holes were the rage and it did take two people and clamps. I really wish I had acquired a pocket hole jig before I built mine. The other regret is that I didn’t put swivel caster on all 4 corners. I put two swivel on one end and two locking casters on the other. As big as it is, it’s difficult to maneuver around like it is.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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