Sheet Goods & Cutoffs Trolley/Rack

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Project by Bricofleur posted 12-13-2011 06:53 PM 21827 views 56 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by a model that I’ve seen in a magazine or on the web, I built myself this sheet goods and cutoffs trolley, or mobile rack. About 15 years ago I built a narrower sheet goods mobile rack (kind of tippy) and about two years ago a mobile cutoffs bin, but this new one combines both, meaning my basement workshop should be (read should) or at least look larger!

The base is 30’’X96’’, the casters are 6-1/4’’ in diameter (I can’t remember the weight rate). The central uprights are full sheets of plywood and the lower ‘’tunnel’’ is 26’’ high while the upper one is 18’’ high.

Frankly, now that lumber from both of my former racks have been moved on this new one, I know I should have gone with much more weight rated casters! On the other hand, it’ll get lighter after each future project.

You can follow all the building process from these pages of my blog.

Thanks for sharing your comments.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 12-13-2011 06:55 PM

Looks great Serge very well done.


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#2 posted 12-13-2011 07:18 PM

Very nice. Good proportions.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 08:48 PM

Serge was great, ESPECIALLY IN THE ISSUE OF WHEELS!! IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RACK IS a nuisance or something very useful :-)


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#4 posted 12-13-2011 09:04 PM

Hello Serge

As usual a fantastic job

I’m jalous

I want one like yours !!!

Thanks for sharing and for the idea

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 09:14 PM

Very nice. Too bad I don’t have the space in my garage for that kind of rack.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#6 posted 12-13-2011 10:32 PM

Looks great and very functional, wish I had a little more room for something like this.

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#7 posted 12-13-2011 10:47 PM

Really nice Serge,
I’m jealous also in a wonderful way, but this one would take half of all my shop space…
So cool.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 12-13-2011 10:52 PM

that will show those cut offs

great job serge
much easier to find sheet goods

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 12-13-2011 11:52 PM

Thanks for showing up, guys, and for your comments!

@Kova: I would never go back to my previous sheet good/cutoffs racks.

@Diggerjacks: You can come here and pick up my former sheet good rack, as long as it fits in your luggage!

@Mafe: The new picture/gravatar of you is nice! It looks more natural to kiss a pipe rather than a statue! LOL



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#10 posted 12-14-2011 12:17 AM

Lol yes I think you are right! Try to look at my latest post…
Smiles, and merry christmas to you and the family.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 12-14-2011 12:45 AM

Very functional, and by the looks of things there you needed it. I built something similar but it’s only 4×4. It’s amazing how fast it fills up. Putting it on wheels was real smart.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#12 posted 12-14-2011 04:02 AM

Very well done blog and great instructional dialoge. I need this rack for my messy shop.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#13 posted 12-14-2011 06:07 AM

very nice, i just finished up building the router table fence that you posted a while back and it was well worth the effort and its handy as a shirt pocket,i can sure use this would really help me get a little more organized thanks for sharing i have been following it on your blog great instructions thanks again.i told a friend and gave him the blog that there was a Cajun up in Canada that was very sharp on this wood craft he reminded me that the Cajuns didn’t go from Louisiana to Canada but was the other way around.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 12-14-2011 03:31 PM

I made one of those, also from a magazine. And though it has wheels, I don’t think I’ve moved it but once. It holds a lot of sheet goods and a lot of cut-offs. I found out the top shelf collects a lot of stuff over the years. I built mine about 5 years ago. I have to clean off the top to find clamps and tools every now and again.

Nice job!

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#15 posted 12-14-2011 05:33 PM

This is exactly what I need. This will be a good project for this weekend.

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