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Project by Spencer posted 01-22-2013 10:29 AM 980 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 12:24 PM

I think this is really cute! Thanks for posting this with directions—guess I’ll have to make one! Very good job!

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 02:16 PM

Nice job. I like the color.

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#3 posted 01-22-2013 02:44 PM

That’s a nice project and it should encourage them to keep reading those books. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 01-23-2013 02:20 PM

Good looking cart and very functional. Love the color.


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