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The Answer to Clutter is a Shop Cart

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Project by bondogaposis posted 02-23-2014 10:27 PM 1063 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a problem. A few years ago I moved my finishing area out of my shop to my basement. I can’t afford to heat my shop 24/7 and therefore I needed a warm place for finishing in the winter. So I threw an old door on a pair of saw horses and that worked great for a while. Then I started acquiring finishes and dye and started mixing my own concoctions and then there is glue, solvents, paint, etc., etc. pretty soon I had no where to set projects on that door due all of the various cans of stuff. I needed that work surface back. The solution was to make the Woodworking for Mere Mortals paint cart. I modified it to include doors w/ storage as well and I borrowed that concept from the WWMM’s wall cabinet. The entire cart was made from some horribly rough construction grade plywood scraps that sat in a garage w/ leaky roof for 30 or more years. I was gifted it and luckily the plywood is exterior grade and while it looks rough it still was holding together really well. I also used a plastic laminate scrap for the top that I got at Habitat for Humanities Home ReSource store. Pretty much all of the materials were destined to the burn pile except for the hardware and that didn’t cost much and solved my problem.

My finishing space went from this

to this.

-- Bondo Gaposis





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counterofbeans

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#1 posted 02-24-2014 12:01 AM

Great cart. I’m in the same boat trying to finish in the basement with a door on some saw horses. Doesn’t take long for that area to clutter. I’ll definitely have to make this one. Thanks for posting.

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grizzman

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#2 posted 02-24-2014 12:47 AM

we all probably need carts in our lives, mine is more of a wood problem, how is montana, i love that country, and the fishing i wish i could do all the time, well spring and summer that is, ive got a friend in bozeman…well i better not get started…i lived in alaska for 15 years, that said….really nice cart

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 02-24-2014 12:51 AM

Well Grizzman we are getting buried right now, we’ll be up to our necks in snow by morning if this keeps up.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 02-24-2014 02:18 AM

I am going to build a couple of them for myself as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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redryder

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#5 posted 02-24-2014 06:49 AM

Great organization on wheels.

They say, “organization is for people who are too lazy to look for things”. Hope this isn’t your problem….......

-- mike...............

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Mauricio

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#6 posted 02-26-2014 03:59 PM

Great idea, the thicker door/shelves really help you maximize the space in that cabinet. Very nice.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 02:44 PM

That’s one good looking, solid and functional shop cart. It will serve you well for a long time in the shop. Great job!

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 02:46 PM

This is certainly a nice addition to your shop and a great little organizer.

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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