This step by step diy woodworking project is about mobile wood cart for plywood plans. This is a sturdy cart that can store both plywood panels and lumber. This cart is also mobile so you can move it with ease. The lumber storage cart features a simple design, that you can easily modify to suit your needs. Make sure you take a look over the rest of the related projects to see alternatives and more projects for your workshop, as well as for your backyard.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
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Mobile Wood Cart – DIY Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 5 pieces – 45″ long FRAME
- B – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ long FLOOR
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36 7/8″ long, 1 piece – 8 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 13 1/8″ long, 1 piece – 17 3/8″ long 5xA-FRAMES
- D – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 11 1/4″x96″ long, 1 piece – 12 1/4″x96″ long, 1 piece – 16 5/8″x96″ long SHELVES
- E – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 37″x96″ long SIDES
Building a Wood Cart for Plywood Panels
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame for the floor of the plywood cart. Use 2×4 lumber to build the components. Drill pilot holes through the rim components and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws. Align the edges with attention before inserting the screws.
Cut a piece of 1/2″ plywood for the bottom floor of the wood cart. Align the edges with attention and secure it to the frame using 1 5/8″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components.
Use 2×4 lumber for the A frame supports. Make 10 degree bevel cuts to both ends of the supports.
Next, attach the 2×4 supports to the legs. Make 10 degree bevel cuts to both ends of the supports. Drill pilot holes through the vertical components and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the supports. Align the edges flush and add glue to the joints.
Fit the A-frames to the cart, as shown in the diagram. Use a spirit level to plumb the frames before locking them into place. Drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the A-frames to the floor. Place the A-frames as shown in the diagram.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the shelves. Mark the cut lines on the sheet and then get the job done with a circular saw.
Plumb the A-frames with a spirit level and then attach the shelves into place. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the shelves into place tightly. Align the edges flush.
Next, attach the 1/2″ plywood panels to the sides of the storage tower. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gasp between the sheets.
Next, use 3″ caster wheels, so you can make the wood cart mobile and move it easily around the shop. Use screws to secure the caster wheels to the floor frame.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with sandpaper.
This plywood panel cart is easy to build and friendly with the budget. As you can see in the plans, you can fit slats and beams to the tower shelves. This is a great way to store plywood and lumber and save space. See all my workshop projects HERE.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the components from decay, we recommend you to apply paint or stain.
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