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Project by GaPeachWoodworker posted 08-06-2013 04:22 PM 5154 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sweet husband decided he’d heard my excuses long enough. “If scrap wood is in your way, let’s design and make a cart for it all!!!” So, this Sunday afternoon, we built this cart based on a design I saw SOMEWHERE. The base is 36” x 72” plywood with 3/4” plywood bins on both sides. The middle, open-ended section holds my sheet goods. We even had a few extra dividers so I could set up ad-hoc sections for small “stirring stick” sized pieces as well as the abundance of dowels I have. It is currently on 3” swivel casters, but it’s so full of wood, I need help rolling the dumb thing! I may need to upgrade the casters – or use up the wood ~ what a dilemma.

I seriously had NO idea I had so much scrap wood. I’ll be perusing y’all’s projects to get ideas for what to do with all of those scraps! :)

Thanks for letting me share!

-- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. However, when you can, you should with wood!





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GerardW

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#1 posted 08-06-2013 07:46 PM

I adore this idea and plan to steal!!!

-- Gerard in Bowie MD

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GaPeachWoodworker

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#2 posted 08-06-2013 08:33 PM

Thanks, & please do!

-- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. However, when you can, you should with wood!

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Damian Andreani

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#3 posted 08-06-2013 09:52 PM

Could that somewhere be from steve ramsey from woodworming for mere mortals? He did sommething similar to this

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crank49

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#4 posted 08-06-2013 10:17 PM

A very heavy cart will roll best on all metal casters; larger the better.
But beware they can mark the floor, if that’s a concern.

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whitebeast88

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#5 posted 08-06-2013 10:31 PM

great cart,to much wood such a nice problem to have!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 08-06-2013 11:29 PM

You’ll be glad you built that “shorts bin” (you and hubby)....Always got to have somewhere for the leftovers…....Here’s one, and a plywood rack I built several years ago…...

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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GaPeachWoodworker

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#7 posted 08-07-2013 01:39 AM

Rick, nice work! I may have to steal an idea or two. Thanks for sharing :)

-- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. However, when you can, you should with wood!

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GaPeachWoodworker

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#8 posted 08-07-2013 01:43 AM

Hey Damian, where would I find Steve on the Internet?

-- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. However, when you can, you should with wood!

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Damian Andreani

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#9 posted 08-07-2013 03:15 AM

here on lumberjocks, youtube, and his website. look up wood working for mere mortals. he’s got amazing projects, and I’m pretty sure one of his was like this one. Btw, it looks very useful and I might use something like this when I build my own scrap wood bin.

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#10 posted 08-07-2013 08:39 AM

Nice work…. Never enough storage…..

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 09-28-2013 08:27 PM

Great cart for cut offs. soon you need 2 more!! Smart to put it on wheels!
That stuff seems to gather and multiply!!
................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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