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Sheet Goods Cart - no more leaning!

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Project by SawdustTX posted 01-05-2021 06:00 PM 1084 views 12 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With most sheet goods rack designs, the sheets are on one side, with stock on the other. So the sheets all lean to one side on each other, which makes it a hassle to look through them, and to hold up the ones in front while pulling out a sheet deeper in the stack.

I built this cart with all the sheets in the middle, standing vertical, with “walls” on both sides. Makes it very easy to leaf through sheets, and either slide a sheet out the end, or lift it out the top. It is extremely stable, I’ve pushed with all I have on top and it will not tip.

The cart can hold about 10 sheets in the middle and a ton of cutoffs on the sides, while being only 24” wide since I have very limited space. The wall frames make it easy to move around, and as a side bonus gave me a nice place to hang my shop apron. The top rail is notched with the vertical “studs” glued/nailed into the notches.

I built two little compartments in the ends of the side bins to hold dowels and other strip stock, with a little bungee to keep them all tidy. And just because I like things that look nice, I rounded corners and trimmed it a bit. Eventually plan to paint it.

The castors make it moveable, but fully loaded on these cheap small castors it’s a beast to move. If I do it again, I’ll use bigger castors, and space permitting make it 3’ wide.





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Peteybadboy

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#1 posted 01-05-2021 06:32 PM

I hope you put big wheels on that cart. I would say hard wheels as well. I learned my lesson after loading mine up it it was very difficult to move.

Nice job on your cart

-- Petey

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SawdustTX

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#2 posted 01-05-2021 07:49 PM


I hope you put big wheels on that cart. I would say hard wheels as well. I learned my lesson after loading mine up it it was very difficult to move.

You’re right – see the last paragraph in the post. When I empty it (to paint it) I’ll be putting on some higher weight rated castors. :)

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 01-06-2021 04:02 AM

Very smart idea. Everyone needs one for sheet goods!!

Jim

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

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MDiDomenico

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#4 posted 01-06-2021 06:31 AM

I’ve been looking for a good design for that. Yours looks perfect. Thanks for sharing!

-- Mark, Chicago Suburbs

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TDominy

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#5 posted 01-06-2021 01:22 PM

Nice design.

I just made one for my shop and love it too. I have added wheels to my clamp rack, drill press, scroll saw and the wood rack. I used these wheels for all of them and they work great. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FJ97E64/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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SawdustTX

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#6 posted 01-06-2021 02:39 PM



I just made one for my shop and love it too. I have added wheels to my clamp rack, drill press, scroll saw and the wood rack. I used these wheels for all of them and they work great. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FJ97E64/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- TDominy

Thanks Tommy, I’ll check those out. It currently has 3” castors rated at 200lbs each. So that would be 800lbs total capacity. It does move OK, but it’s a big effort. I’m going to check out specs, most likely going with 5” or 6” wheels, not just for the higher weight capacity, but also bigger diameter for easier rolling, especially when the floor isn’t perfectly clean.

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