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Project by Randy Sharp posted 06-04-2013 09:18 PM 33403 views 24 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired to build a lumber cart/rack after watching Steve Ramsey's video.

I decided to go with a larger size and ordered the Roll-Around Lumber Cart plans from PlansNow.com.

The project plans were easy to follow and used standard construction techniques. This project was easily completed in one Saturday. Materials came from Lowe’s, except for the wheels. They are from Harbor Freight.

Thanks for looking!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 06-04-2013 10:33 PM

great cart.it turned out very nice.that’ll come in handy.nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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shopmania

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 10:57 PM

Nice job. I built the same cart, but my middle spaces aren’t as big. I like ours better :)

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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Sheisserick

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#3 posted 06-05-2013 12:12 AM

Nice cart.. Think alot of people was inspired to build this one.

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 08:03 AM

Nice job I almost made this but chose to make one the pivots away from the wall from the Woodwhisper. Great work and nice storage unit.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Chad256

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#5 posted 06-05-2013 01:28 PM

Very nice. I wish I had the room to make one just like that. I bet that will come in handy and keep you better aware of what you have on hand. Thanks for sharing…

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 06-05-2013 01:33 PM

This is a nice design and will do wonders for your shop organization. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Grumpymike

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#7 posted 06-05-2013 05:10 PM

That’s really a nice lumber cart, I will be building one for the new shop where I will have room for it … I will make a few changes over yours, the 5° tilted side will be on the sheet goods side, and the cutoff bins will be the 90° side.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Diggerjacks

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#8 posted 06-05-2013 05:43 PM

Hello Randy Sharp

You will a big spaces for a so big lumber cart

A great organisation for the future

I like it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Jerome

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#9 posted 06-05-2013 05:52 PM

Nice cart! I think I’ll make one of my own. One thing Id probable add are small arms to prevent the thinner stock from leaning past the designed space.

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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Mainiac Matt

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#10 posted 06-05-2013 08:08 PM

looks very handy… good job!

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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moke

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#11 posted 06-06-2013 05:16 PM

Great job, it is extremely functional….cut sheet good to cut-off…I am jealous
Mike

-- Mike

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 06-07-2013 02:09 PM

Good looking and convenient lumber cart. A great storage and way to organize the shop, very functional build. Well done!

—www.sawblade.com

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Delain

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#13 posted 03-13-2014 07:24 PM

Apologies if this is too old of a posting to comment/query on.

Randy,
I’m about to build this exact cart from SN.
Anything you would change on it? How are your casters holding up?
Would it be better to “skin” the underside of the base/platform to make it hardier?

Thanks,
Delain

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Randy Sharp

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#14 posted 03-13-2014 07:44 PM

Hi Delain,

I followed the project plans as written and everything worked out great. This thing stays loaded with weight and the bottom is holding up very, very well.

The only recommendation I would suggest is to invest in better casters. I went with the less expensive ones from Harbor Freight. They work well for me, but I think a larger diameter wheel would make moving it easier. If I replace them, I’d go with a minimum 5” wheel.

This project was a great investment!! Have fun!

Randy

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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