Plywood Storage Cart #2: All in a day's work....

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Blog entry by chopnhack posted 02-01-2012 02:37 AM 8702 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I thought I could have the whole cart knocked out in one day, but you wouldn’t believe how incredibly hard it is to work in a garage full of crap! Well, then again, maybe you have been there and can sympathize. Needless to say I made a lot of dust and made some big wood into smaller pieces today. I will let the photo do the talking because there isn’t much to say: torsion box + 4” wheels = platform. :-)

As for design, there have been some changes to account for my storage needs. You can see the addition of some 5 degree wedges on the bottom to keep the plywood against the A frame, ledge and some long boards on the right side to act as cauls to keep the thin stuff flat against the frame.

Viking, these are 4” 265 lb casters do you think these are adequate? What did you use on yours?

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 02:53 AM

I used 500 lb castors on mine. They are 5 inch dia. I could get them at the time and they were reasonable. The original plan I used was in Shop Notes around 2000 or 2001. I did widen the sheet storage side of mine about 6 extra inches. It is heavy. The rack alone has about 5 sheets of plywood. then you add several sheets and some cut pieces and hardwoods to it and it gets heavy really fast.

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 03:02 AM

looks like a good design. I can sympathize with you for sure, some days don’t turn out as well as I hoped.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 02-01-2012 07:21 AM

WELL YOU KNOW MY SHOP IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS WHEN I FEEL I CANT DO ANY MORE CLEANUP I GRAB A TURNING BLOCK AND HIT THE LATHE. damn caps lock sorry any way it can be tough with lots of clutter thats why I am getting rid of it it is all going into the shed I like the design but mine would have to be 4 feet to five feet wide for the baltic birch plywood but that is as wide as i can go the wood woul be 8.5 feet high then will my mod of this design work

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 02:04 AM

I don’t know dude, I think at that point your center of gravity would be too high and you would be likely to tip. Do you have 10’ ceilings in your garage? Lucky dog :-)

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#5 posted 02-14-2012 02:38 AM

well 9.5 foot so it might work as it is now they are stacked i may need to make another lumber rack that will be better than this but who knows

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