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Project by optimusprime posted 03-07-2013 01:39 AM 1783 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cart I’ve been needing to build forever. It’s 100% recycled materials. The top and bottom are made from pieces of my kids old steel bunk bed. This not only strengthened the cart but also made it lighter. The three sides are leftover 3/4” plywood w/1/8” mdf skin. I decided to trim the entire cart with 1×4 cedar that as leftover from a Trader Joe’s build-out we did last year. Finally I used a scroll saw on some leftover 1/4 maple from a jewelry store build and made a silhouette of our logo and for fun cut the remainder into the Super logo. Sprayed the doors and threw in a combo latch. The castors were cast aways from Trader Joes. Can you believe they wanted to toss these!
Finished on Tuesday and now its sitting at a clinic build. Very satisfied.

-- Just hammering through life!!!

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 02:20 AM

Looks pretty danged handy. Should be able to store quite a bit of stuff in it…..good build prime

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 03:00 AM

I bet your two boys were disapointed once it was built!
I have a “Heavy Stock Mover” at my place and whenever friends come over I always found it in a different spot.
I now suspect your photo may lead to why it moves on its own.

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 11:17 PM

Thank you. and now one of my boys is looking at your heavy stock mover and asking if I can make one for him…lol.

-- Just hammering through life!!!

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#4 posted 03-08-2013 12:09 AM

I envy you that you have a job site big enough for your box. Most of the jobs I end up on I am lucky to have room enough to set up my miter saw. Looks great though and the price was rite.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 10:47 AM

we are constantly moving tools and equipment from truck to project site, then from room to room or floor in house, I was looking at the rubermain utility carts, but thought bigger pneumatic tires might be better. then I saw this thread, the only think that concernes me about building ne, it the weight…. to make it light I will have to buy matrials, the rubermaid carts are $179 for a 25×45 x 30 two shelf cart capable of 500lbs… not sure I could build a lighter one with that load capacity and size for less, any thoughts.

-- Healthy Homes, NJ LLC

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