|This SketchUp file can be found on my Plans & Designs page.|
Since I work on most of my projects in the garage, I am always fighting for more space. I always stacked my wood up against the wall and when I needed some sort of sheet goods, it always seemed to be in the back. After seeing some similar wood storage carts in a wood working magazine, I decided it was just what I needed. After scouring the internet and looking through Google SketchUp drawings in the SketchUp Warehouse, I found one that I wanted to build. I only made a few minor modifications to the drawing which was mainly adding the measurements.
As with most of my projects, I forgot to take a picture until it was nearly done but here is after a few hours of work. I had a friend helping me for a while but unfortunately, he had to leave right before putting the “A” frame together. I think this was the hardest part since two long sheets of plywood don’t generally want to stay up by themselves while I screw them in. I finally got it with the help of a few clamps.
Here is the almost finished project. The only thing left is to put wheels on and fill it full of wood.
Now I can organize all of my wood and small cuts. The sheet goods I need might still be in the back of the pile but now I can slide it out instead of moving it all to get what I need out of the cramped space.
- The bigger the wheels the better. When you fill this up with wood it gets heavy, bigger wheels make it much easier to move.
- This kind of goes along with #1 but since it’s so heavy, I should have probably used thicker plywood and maybe done some better supports on the inside. Right now I am moving it from the bottom so the top doesn’t bend too much. This gets harder on my back as it gets more and more wood.
- Add some hand holes on both sides. I might still do this since it is pretty easy to do after the fact but some holes on both sides would make it easier to grab and move around.