|Project by Spencer||posted 01-22-2013 10:29 AM||942 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
Here’s my first project to post to LJ. I made this for my sister’s kids for Christmas. They go to the library a lot and bring home tons of books each time, but have no where to put them so they end up all over the house. I saw a cart similar to this on pinterest and thought I could build it myself. I worked up a plan in SketchUp to make sure I got the proportions right and to get some accurate dimensions for a cut list. I used “cabinet grade” ply from HD, which was decent. It was pretty flat, but still had a lot of voids in the ply. After cutting the pieces to size and routing the edges, I had to do a lot of filling with wood filler around the edges. But it was about a 1/3 the cost for a 4’ x 8’ sheet than for high quality birch from the lumber yard. With the paint over it, it turned out all right. My wife painted it – family project! I used pocket hole joinery to hold it together. Put some casters on the bottom. Fun project!