Questions on Steve Ramsey's Lumber Storage Cart??

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Forum topic by groland posted 07-01-2018 04:07 AM 1193 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-01-2018 04:07 AM

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Anyone make Steve Ramsey’s Lumber Storage Cart??

I decided to make his roll-about cart because I found a wall-hung storage shelf system for lumber wasn’t convenient.

I can’t find out a few things from the provided plans.
1. Where is the angled upright sheet goods support go? Dimensions from the vertical upright or end of the cart’s base?

2. Shelves have a 5 degree bevel on one end. Are the widths measured to the short or long face of the shelf?

Anyone have worthwhile variants on the cart?



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#1 posted 07-01-2018 04:23 AM

Maybe ask the Main Man those questions.

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#2 posted 07-01-2018 02:26 PM

+1 for reaching out to Steve Ramsey. Very nice guy and will reply quickly to you.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 07-02-2018 06:26 PM

Hi George,
I built this cart a few winters ago right to Steve’s plans, no variations.

I am looking at the plans now but I’m not sure I understand you questions.

I measured from the bottom of each shelf to determine the total shelf width. I did all 4 that way and it worked out just fine.
The angle on the bottom of the sheets goods panel was pretty close at 5 deg. It’s just a lumber cart so I wasn’t really to concerned that it wasn’t perfect.

What I would suggest is beefing up the bottom of this cart. I have quite a bit of weight on mine now and the bottom of the cart is starting to bow a little on the short side. I have considered maybe a piece of angle iron in the middle and on both ends to see if that will take the bow out. Mine is so loaded with stuff now and it would be a lot work to unload and then re-load it so I keep talking myself out of it.

Just read you plans and go for it. It will all work out just fine.
Have fun.


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