Rolling Storage Cart #3: Almost finished

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Blog entry by lycilph posted 04-28-2014 01:33 AM 2704 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Starting on the Drawers Part 3 of Rolling Storage Cart series Part 4: All finished »

It’s been a few weeks now, and I have pretty much finished the cabinet. There are two drawers empty at the moment while I figure out what to put in them and how to arrange it, then I’ll post it as a complete project. Oh and don’t forget the false fronts, drawer handles and polyurethane.

I needed a place to keep a lot of my other tools; sockets, files, screwdrivers, spanners, etc

Another one for odds and ends, nail gun, hot glue gun, different consumables, sandpaper, grinding discs, etc.

And the deep drawer at the bottom for power tools that don’t get used that often. Now I can get rid of those plastic blow-mold cases that really don’t help keep things organised or keep dust out. The top right hand corner is just screaming out for a tray to be placed over top of those tools.

There is currently no place for my cordless drills or random orbit sander, maybe they’ll end up being hung from the sides on custom holders.

I’m not game to move it right now. The casters on the bottom are only rated for 60kg (they were the largest I could get with a double lock. In the future I’ll try to get some higher rated ones or come up with a better locking mechanism.

-- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the weaponry to make the difference

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#1 posted 04-28-2014 12:36 PM

I have to stop coming to this website. Too many great projects are filling up my head. :-) Great job.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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Thomas Maloney

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#2 posted 09-26-2014 05:31 AM

I am so amazed at how there is a perfect storage cubby for all your items in the drawers! How did you manage to get everything fit in exactly right like that?! I hope that it didn’t take you too long to get all the measurements in because I think that I’d like to get something similar done in my own garage so that I can get all the junk in storage properly arranged too!

-- Thomas Maloney -

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#3 posted 09-26-2014 07:39 AM

I started by working out for each drawer what type of things i wanted to store, arranged them quite a few times, then built the dividers and glued them in. I didn’t measure anything, just used two of a tool and a spacer to get things in the right spot.
After that I just kept going with the next drawer. Months later I still haven’t filled the last drawer.

-- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the weaponry to make the difference

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