To kick off the new year we’re starting with a mobile wood storage cart! This is an easy to build project that will hold lots of 4×8 & 5×5 plywood along with tons of scraps! What’s even better is that it can be tackled in a day. So without further adieu let’s get into this build!
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Here are the tools and items I used for this mobile wood storage cart:
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How to Build a Mobile Wood Storage Cart
- Get the Plans!
- Build the cart base
- Frame the dividing wall
- Make scrap wood organizer
- Go Build One!
Get the Plans
This project is built with plywood and dimensional lumber from plans I have available. Grab these to take out the dimensional guess work and get your project done quick!
Build the Cart Base
We’re going to start out by framing the base. The first thing is to cut down the 2×4 on the miter saw.
Next up I lay out the boards per my plans and secure them with two #9×3″ screws into each end of each 2×4.
At the table saw I cut 1/2″ plywood to width that will skin the frame I just built.
For my cart, I had 5×5 1/2″ plywood on hand so here I’m cutting a second piece to length. If I’d had 4×8 plywood in the shop I would not have needed to cut a second piece of 1/2″ ply to length as a single 8′ long piece of ply would have skinned the cart base.
With my plywood cut, I set out to screw the sheets to my frame using #9 x 1-1/4″ screws.
The last step for the base is to install some short 4×4 blocks that i then attach the casters to.
Frame the Dividing Wall
Moving onto build the diving wall, we’re back at the miter saw to cut our remaining 2×4’s to length.
Again, we’re using two #9×3″ screws into the end of each 2×4 to assemble this frame.
To secure the dividing wall to the base, I run #9×3″ screws through the base plate into the frame of the cart base.
To keep the plywood on the cart, I install a 2×4 on one edge. I counterbored a series of holes and secured this strip with #9×3″ screws.
To finish off this dividing wall, I attached 1/4″ plywood on the scrap wood organizer side using 1/4″ drywall screws.
Make Scrap Wood Organizer
Onto the final phase of this project I cut all of the parts as outlined in my plans!
Using the Kreg Foreman, I drill all of my pocket holes as shown in the plans.
With a few trigger clamps and my woodpeckers square I get to work assembling the organizer.
With the organizer assembled the final step is to secure it to the cart!
Check it out! All my scrap wood in one spot and not in piles around the shop!
Go Build a Mobile Wood Storage Cart!
Ready to build this mobile wood storage cart? Grab the table plans here! Be sure to tag your post on instagram with #woodshopmike
If you liked this project, you’ll probably love my modular lumber storage rack!
As always, if you have any questions, leave them in the comments. And until next time, have fun making something!