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Forum topic by theleewise posted 11-09-2014 04:30 PM 1107 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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theleewise

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11-09-2014 04:30 PM

I found this on this idea for a cart in the laundry room I’d really like to try but I’m at a bit of a loss on where to start. There wasn’t much info just to use a few pieces of plywood. I’m not sure what thickness, type, etc. Any help would be great.

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#1 posted 11-09-2014 06:29 PM

It looks to be made of 1/2” plywood, which almost certainly be strong enough for no weight than it will hold (even though it would look better with solid wood IMHO). It’s the height of the washer, and probably the depth of the washer. The middle shelf seems to be centered on the height dimension. I would bet those casters are simply fixed (no swivel) since all it does is roll straight out/in. the last thing: if you choose to stay with plywood I suspect a small piece will be all you need, but I would try to get a quality piece that has as few voids as possible. Cabinet grade birch should be just fine….or go with hardwood. The shelves themselves probably don’t need to be 1/2” ply, 1/4” hardboard should work unless there’s enough ply from your piece left over, then use it. I’d triy to put some kind of finish on it. Probably paint if I used ply, or a varnish if I used hardwood. Good luck with your effort!

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#2 posted 11-17-2014 01:14 PM

I wanted to come back and thank you for that pic. We have a spot in out laundry room where that would be truly useful, so I’m making one as well.

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#3 posted 11-17-2014 02:13 PM

Looks like the perfect project for a pocket hole jig and some 3/4” x 1 1/2” hardwood sticks for the frame.

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