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Nov 3, 2020

Making better use of space in our pantry prompted me to make this drink storage cart.

Previously we just stacked the drink cans on the pantry floor. The problem with this method was you could only stack them so high before it became unwieldy and unstable. To get to the cans on the bottom of the stack you would have to unstack them to get the one you wanted and then restack them.

This cart solved all these problems.

It is made of scraps of 3/4 inch furniture grade plywood. Strips of 3/8 inch hardwood was glued to all exposed plywood edges except those on the back of the cart.

There are 4 shelves spaced 6-1/2 inches apart with a shallow tray on the top.

To make it lighter cut-outs were place in the sides of the cart. It also makes it easy to see through the sides to see the supply need to be replenished. The cut-out pattern also includes a grab handle towards the front of each shelf.

To contain the cans in the cart and keep them from falling out the back a 1 inch strip of 1/2 inch plywood was placed in the middle of the back of each shelf.

Full swivel casters on the bottom makes it easy to move around. The entire project was glued together.

The cart was finished with a coat of Watco Danish Oil. Here the cart is stocked with our drinks.

The cart is now in itʻs new home in our pantry.

Thanks for looking

Comments and questions appreciated.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#1 posted 11-03-2020 07:15 PM

storage,there is never enough,good solution.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 11-03-2020 07:31 PM

Very cool rack!! Real man cave accessorie!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-03-2020 07:55 PM

Nice job Alex.

-- dukeofburl

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#4 posted 11-03-2020 09:09 PM

That is a real good way to getter done, you did a Great job, congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Carey Mitchell

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#5 posted 11-03-2020 09:31 PM

Alex, what are we gonna do when we run out of things to make ?

Great solution !

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 11-03-2020 10:15 PM

All nice and neat! I really like your idea it’s the perfect solution!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 11-03-2020 10:28 PM

Great solution. And we as woodworkers always come up with the great storage ideas.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-04-2020 12:55 AM

Good looking cart, Alex. Very practical!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 11-04-2020 01:39 AM

Damn ty’ I read DRINK and then saw V8... I believe Victoria Bitter is still at V1 and I don’t believe I’ve missed 7 version since converting to cheap vino.

Have to take my meds and re-read the post once the palpitations decline. Never got a chance to read about your caster configuration.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 11-04-2020 08:59 AM

Great Cart and I love the finish.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 11-04-2020 11:38 AM

I like the negative spaces cut into the sides.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#12 posted 11-04-2020 03:12 PM

I don’t see a lot of storage for drinks with all that soda and stuff in the way!

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#13 posted 11-04-2020 03:15 PM

Your a human CNC machine! great job.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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