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Project by Randy Sharp posted 450 days ago 3880 views 20 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 450 days ago

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 450 days ago

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 450 days ago

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 449 days ago

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 449 days ago

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 449 days ago

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

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

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Grumpymike

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#7 posted 449 days ago

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 449 days ago

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 449 days ago

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 449 days ago

looks very handy… good job!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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moke

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#11 posted 448 days ago

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

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 447 days ago

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 168 days ago

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 168 days ago

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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