Workshop 2019 #6: Lumber Cart: Part 3 : Finale

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Blog entry by KettleWorkshop posted 06-10-2019 03:42 PM 645 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So the lumber cart was all but done and just needed the last piece, the drawer.

It’s now done and fits nicely in its intended hole.

The drawer is constructed of a 3/4” Birch Plywood bottom and face, which are pocket hole screwed together, along with glue. The sides and back are 1/2” Plywood that are glued and 1” brad nailed together.

There is no drawer glides or dado cut here, just a basic fit it in the hole. As a note, I will be applying some paste wax to the bottom of the drawer itself and to the surface it rides on. Just to make it a bit smother.

I also installed a small cuttoff piece of 3/4” Plywood onto the roof of the drawer cavity to act as a catch for the drawer to stop it from fully coming out. Just a simple 1” x 3” piece of 3/4” Plywood.

And with that, its done.

Will be posting the finished Lumber Cart as a project soon, along with the Sketchup Plans for it.

Thoughts on it so far are that its perfect for me, but due to the inclusion of speciality needs (holding my two assembly tables), it might not be the right answer for everyone. However, the two sections for Assembly Tables could easily be re-designed for something else and it still maintain the overall small footprint.

EDIT: Project has been posted here.

-- If you don't throw out the original design at least 2 times, you aren't finding all the imperfections.

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#1 posted 06-11-2019 09:37 AM

Thanks for posting this series. I am just now setting up my new shop (24×22) and space demands a mobile lumber cart. I like this design, and while I do not have the need to store assembly tables, the space allocated for them will work very well for my partial sheet goods

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#2 posted 06-11-2019 02:09 PM

Another option for you Surrywood is to use the bays for the assembly tables differently.

The central rib for the assembly table bays are 2 pieces of 3/4” Plywood glued and screwed together. Those could easily be separated and put at the sides, creating a large area for storage of sheet goods.

Ill get the project posted tonight and you will see what I mean.

And honestly, comparing this design to others I have seen, this one works well if you aren’t storing entire 4’x8’ sheets; but instead maybe a half sheet or a 6’x4’ sheet at maximum. Due to alot of reasons, I dont just have sheets laying around waiting for a project; so any full sheets I have do not stay as full sheets for very long.

-- If you don't throw out the original design at least 2 times, you aren't finding all the imperfections.

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