Ugly carts & organizing

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Project by HerbW posted 03-30-2014 05:19 PM 1668 views 14 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to many LJ’s who have posted their lumber carts and clamp racks I got inspired and took a couple of pallets, some wheels I had on hand, along with a bunch of scrap lumber and OSB and came up with a couple of clutter busters. So the lumber rack is 40 X 48 inches and once loaded it is heavy. It rally holds a lot. So I’m going to put a couple of handles on it so there is something to grad when I need to move it. Hopefully that will only be once or twice a year. I made the clamp rack also using a pallet for the base so it ended up bigger than I originally thought but the extra size meant room for the shelves. Added a before and after pic of the one corner of my shop.

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#1 posted 03-30-2014 08:17 PM

I have a lumber/ sheet goods cart that I found on “Wood Working for Mere Mortals” web site. It is 31” x 48” & 48” tall I put a good set of 4”high x 2” wide wheels. These wheels are heavy duty ball bearing, swivels on 2 of them & after I parked it I have not been able to move it. A friend of mine suggested putting a winch on it ;-) .
I really like your clamp cart. Did you develop plans for it? If you did I would like a copy of it. Good job on both of these projects. Way to use those pallets. most of what I build is done with salvaged pallet wood.

-- Larry D. the Master Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 03-30-2014 09:24 PM

Larry, I’m with you, I try to recycle lots of stuff, pallets, boxes, and old signs. No plans on the clamp rack. I started with the pallet base and went up from there. Kind of one of those, this is what I have for materials, what can I build projects. The one side is perpendicular to the pallet base, the other side leans in at 5 degrees. I can take some more pics and do a few measurements if that would help.

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#3 posted 03-30-2014 10:26 PM

Looks like you are getting organized with all the nice lumber.
Good job.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 12:16 AM

I have to build one soon, I keep about 15 to 20 sheets of MDF, Plywoods, plus a lot of other stuff. Can’t help myself when I find good wood. I have six steel wheels , 6” X 6”’s , I will put on this cart, I can’t afford for this stuff to flip over in my shop. The shop is about 2500sq. but full may as well be 10×10. And a 10,000 lb. car lift. May have to put a motor on this one…lol

Like yours sounds like it works, what else could we ask for.


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#5 posted 03-31-2014 01:38 PM

I’m always full of left over plywood and scraps. I try to use them either for shop stuff or where they don’t show. I save the choice stuff for the furniture.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#6 posted 04-03-2014 01:02 AM

Looks great…I just completed a big shop reorganization too and was well worth it. I like your storage cart it is similar to mine. Good job.

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