Lumber Cart

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Project by Brian posted 01-21-2013 01:46 PM 2621 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For anyone that has been putting off making a lumber cart for your shop, DON’T!!!! I had wood stacked everywhere and this cart holds all of it. It is the first project that I have ever done from plans. I was surprised how much easier it is to build something with detailed directions. I did put 6 casters instead of 4 and did staight angles for the bins instead of curves. As the pictures show, My first attempt at installing the shelves went a little off. I’m still not sure why I decided to make the one shelf an inch shorter on the right side, but that’s why we do a dry fit. After that was corrected, they went together without much trouble at all. The best part of the entire build was my wife telling me that she didn’t see what was wrong with my second shelf and then trying to convince me it wasn’t that bad and I should leave it. I guess I should be grateful for the low expectations!

Total Time: 8 hours (I’m slow)
Total Cost: $260
Plans: Shop Notes #55

-- “Always take a banana to a party, bananas are good!” - Tenth Doctor

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#1 posted 01-21-2013 01:59 PM

Looks Good!

I love having a cart to move lumber around in the shop.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 01-21-2013 04:50 PM

Good build… I have one on my to do on my list.

-- - Martin

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#3 posted 01-21-2013 09:08 PM

Recent memories come to mind:

The first line is so correct, this project takes some space but makes so much more. I put some notes and learnings in my project post for those who are considering this design. Mine took me a whole lot more than 8 hours though…

-- I can complicate anything

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#4 posted 01-21-2013 10:18 PM

Hey I think may be the solution to my wood storage problem, especially since I have centerblock walls in my workshop…good job and thanks for posting!

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#5 posted 01-22-2013 12:38 AM

great wood cart,i like that design.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 01-22-2013 10:50 AM

Great job! Built one almost like it from the same plans (my second shelf is straight, haha)

-- 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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#7 posted 01-22-2013 01:20 PM

I have been stressing out about all the wood all over my shop and trying to come up with a solution…and I think this may be it. Thank you!!

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#8 posted 09-29-2016 02:12 PM

I like it I was looking for some thing to store All of the ply wood that I have this has given me some ideas.

-- Do not go Where the Path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a Trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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