Lumber Storage/Shop improvements #3: OK lets get the sheet goods out of the way.

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Blog entry by McDade posted 04-20-2015 06:33 PM 1812 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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To finish up this lumber storage area we need to build our cart for sheet goods. Now as we have no room in the shop anyway I didn’t see the need to make the cart roll round so again I will be borrowing from some of the ideas I mentioned in the first post (check the links these people have really nice set ups or search here on LumberJocks for lumber storage) and will be hinging the cart to our vertical lumber rack on one side and will roll on the a fore mentioned casters on the other.

My napkin calls out for a simple two chamber cart with a lower front section to allow access to cut offs, the base will be a 2×10 as will the back the front, back and center divider will be made of some extra OSB I have laying around (plywood would be great here but use what you have).

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To allow for our 2” max caster height for design clearance I will be making housings for the casters to mount to the side of the cart rather then underneath it (you could either adjust your design to allow for taller casters and give up some self space above or possibly locate some smaller casters again just working with what I had.

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And now here we are, just need to finish it up and get it mounted.

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#1 posted 04-24-2015 01:15 PM

Ok got the hinges on and installed a simple stop block to keep the rack from drifting at all.

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And here is the finished project (for now).

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#2 posted 04-24-2015 01:57 PM

Hmm now I need to find a way to store all the yard tools because that corner looks terrible.

Also thinking I could take advantage of the front face of the cart but not sure how as I would be limited to about 4-5” of depth. —> Maybe a clamp rack?

Open to ideas for how to best use the space in a small shop. Got a pic of a good way to maximize the space in a shop? Post it here.

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