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Lumber / Panel Cart Modification

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Project by wuddoc posted 04-26-2020 02:53 AM 616 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Years ago Grizzly sold a lumber and mobile panel cart. To stabilize the cart from tipping over each caster unit was wider than the panel holding portion. For years in The Wood Buddies we just “stuffed” lumber, full sheets, and panel off-fall into the cart. This ended up scratching some of the better panel pieces.

Next we tried to place an insert inside the body of the cart allowing larger pieces to be outside the insert. Again it was too stuffed.

Looking at the lumber / panel racks of other LJ’s we noticed the angle rack sides others had created. An idea blossomed why not place angled racks outside the main body of the cart as they would only hold smaller pieces and not enough weight to tip over the cart. Using one sheet of 7/16” thick plywood two 5” wide angle racks were created and attached to the cart. We glued a high pressure plastic laminate to the interior floor allowing larger panels to slide.

Now the larger panels are stored inside the cart while smaller items are in the two exterior racks.
Thank you LJ’s for all the creative solutions you share.

-- Wuddoc





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JCinVA

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#1 posted 04-26-2020 06:04 AM

Interesting cart and solution. I have more plywood pieces than will fit on a standard lumber rack, and this is a good starting point. Thanks for posting.

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 04-26-2020 04:58 PM

Stellar job on building the lumber and plywood rack. It should serve you well for many years to come…..!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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