Lumber Storage Cart

  • Advertise with us
Project by Shawn Herrington posted 09-20-2014 05:37 AM 3555 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I poked around the interwebs for a number of months, mulling the different lumber cart designs found on this website as well as some of the lumber storage solutions built by my favorite Youtube woodworkers. I did not find anything with which I was enthralled enough to hunker down and actually build. I did draw up some rudimentary plans but I used them mainly for overall rough dimensions.

I built this cart while I was on a shop cleaning frenzy that lasted late into the morning a couple of weeks ago. Because of that, my criteria for building it were as follows:

>Must be built exclusively from material in the “Crap that I am Throwing Away” pile
>Must be built and filled with lumber before I go to sleep tonight

My construction methodology was quick and dirty: 18 ga. brad nails, #8 Torx deck screws, and construction adhesive. My materials were not exactly the fodder of fine carpentry: exterior lap siding, water-logged plywood sheathing, and scrap 2”x3” lumber. However, the finished product is exactly what I needed. I still need to incorporate storage for very short cut-offs which are still in buckets on the floor (visible in the third picture).

-- -Shawn

4 comments so far

View jeff's profile


1320 posts in 4619 days

#1 posted 09-20-2014 05:48 AM

nice and made from the crap pile also…you really can’t have enough storage and organization…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

View Big_T's profile


119 posts in 2512 days

#2 posted 09-20-2014 06:42 PM

Do I see a shadow or is it sitting on casters?

View Shawn Herrington's profile

Shawn Herrington

28 posts in 2517 days

#3 posted 09-21-2014 02:07 AM

The cart sits on 3” metal casters (one at each corner) available from the hardware store. I bought them because they were cheap but it turns out they roll very smoothly on the concrete floor even with the cart fully loaded.

-- -Shawn

View Big_T's profile


119 posts in 2512 days

#4 posted 09-21-2014 03:41 AM

Very nice job on a project with purpose. That will be one of my first projects.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics