Storage cart

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Project by Jeffups posted 08-16-2013 03:19 AM 1640 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a storage cart that a friend wanted me to build for him. He said he wanted to utilize the space under his basement steps but knew if he built shelves he wouldn’t be able to get to the stuff in the back of the lower shelves. So I made him a cart that he could pull from under the steps, get what he wanted and push it back in. I used basic 2×4’s and plywood. I then put 6 swivel casters under the base and 2 fixed casters on each side to act as bumper wheels so he wouldn’t damage the drywall moving it in and out between the walls. I also put a nice grab handle on the front for easy handling. The top of cart is about 5 1/2’ tall. This way he can store the more used items on top, and reach them without having to move the cart.

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#1 posted 08-16-2013 03:25 AM

Looks very functional. Nice build.

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#2 posted 08-16-2013 07:55 AM

Nice job never enough storage.

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

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#3 posted 08-16-2013 01:46 PM

Nice cart, great for storing christmas items

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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#4 posted 08-16-2013 02:34 PM

Stellar job on the cart build…..That should do the trick….You can never have enough storage, either in the house ,or the shop…..

-- " I don't makes my coffee spill...."

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#5 posted 08-16-2013 04:28 PM

Clever, I like it!

-- Henryk, South Carolina

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#6 posted 08-16-2013 04:58 PM

Great way to use the space!

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#7 posted 08-16-2013 08:05 PM

Hi Jeff,

This is awesome, I have the small space and have not be able to figure out a good solution. Just one question for you, how did you connect the 2 horizontal 2×4’s with the single vertical ? Did you use hardware?


-- -- Justin, Waterdown, Ontario, Canada --

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#8 posted 08-17-2013 02:38 AM

Starrjus, I used pocket holes screws to support the verical 2×4’s opposite the front. They were just cut the distance between the shelves and pocket screwing bottom & top. Very strong I sat on the top center and didn’t even flex.

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#9 posted 08-17-2013 02:13 PM

excellent use of space.great idea,this cart makes the space much more functional!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 08-25-2013 07:00 PM

Thanks Jeff.

-- -- Justin, Waterdown, Ontario, Canada --

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