Rolling Lumber Rack

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Project by davidcbaker posted 02-16-2019 05:32 AM 1052 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I based this loosely on a post that “rance” made he, and his work was immensely helpful to me. I changed all the dimensions and angles, but I couldn’t have made this without that help.

All the joints are lapped with a dado. I tried to use some 8” wheels but had some trouble with swing allowance, so I settled on these 6” dual wheels. All of them swivel, and the cart (probably weighing 2,000 lbs? not sure) is surprisingly easy to get moving and to control on the RaceDeck in my shop.

It’s built entirely of 2×4” and 2×6”. And a little paneling on two passageways. I can push plastic containers with offcuts through one side out the other. I haven’t yet secured the angled plywood with a cable and eyehook, but that’ll come next. Really happy with the way it turned out and I feel so much more organized now. I know exactly where each species of wood is and I can get it easily.

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#1 posted 02-16-2019 06:31 AM

Very Nice & Well Done!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 02-16-2019 08:23 AM

Great Idea. I had great cart at my previous shop for ply wood and such. Maybe I need to get back to that. Nice shop.

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#3 posted 02-16-2019 08:33 AM

Very practical and easy assesible. I wish I have so much space in my garage to build one.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 02-16-2019 10:35 AM

I have that drill press and love it!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#5 posted 02-16-2019 04:06 PM

What a great cart! Wish I had room for one like this in my shop.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-16-2019 11:06 PM

Very Nice! I kicked around building something similar, but ended up building a rack on the garage ceiling to save space. (My wife wants her car in the garage.)

-- "It ain't the arrow, it's the Indian." - Lee Trevino

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#7 posted 02-16-2019 11:57 PM

Great Lumber cart,
I finished my one a few weeks ago and its so pleasurable to have lumber organised.

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#8 posted 02-17-2019 03:24 AM

Looks great. Nice to keep wood sorted and accessible.

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#9 posted 02-17-2019 06:32 AM

You have a much bigger shop than I do. I have made a lot of shelf space up high or behind my Jointer. However I really do need something for the Plywood. Really nice cart and I really do see how well this would work for a bigger shop.

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#10 posted 02-17-2019 07:19 AM

Nice cart!! Nicer shop

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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