DIY Scrap Wood Cart

Hi friends,

I've been here, in the garage, trying to get it organized so I can be more productive. All the pieces of wood laying on the floor were driving me crazy (picture below).

My first solution to that problem: Build a cart to store all those remnants.

Thanks so much for all the input you have given me, armed with it and some ideas found online that I shared with you on my 20 Scrap Wood Storage Holders You Can DIY, I went ahead to build my own.

I followed this project shared by Jerry over at LumberJocks, but I modified a bit because it's too big for my space.
Their cart is done with two plywood sheets. I only bought one  ¾" plywood sheet and used scrap pieces to complete the cart.

These are the main pieces taken out from the sheet of plywood: Base and two divisions.

Did I tell you I got new tools? Yeah, I'm loving them! This project was mainly tackled with the Ryobi 7¼ Circular Saw  and the Ryobi drill/driver. What a huge difference they made. :)

The first part was to add wheels to the base of the cart. I bought a mover's dolly, price wise, it was more convenient for getting the casters. I went the lazy way, cutting them off the dolly and attaching them to the underneath of my base with glue and screws.

Then, it was time to put the puzzle together with Kreg jig joinery. The two main divisions...

The left side board, and the shelf.

The scrap triangles left from the sheet of plywood were perfect to create the small bin divisions.

I was happy to use lots of pieces from my scrap pile. ;)

As soon as I finished building it, I began filling it up.

I like the back compartment to store sheets of wood. I usually buy what I'm going to use, but there are always left over pieces that take wall space. Now, they're nicely tucked in here.

I'm gonna try not to pack it with tons of stuff... As my blogging friend Julie stated, the casters are the first ones to give up for overloading it. I really like that I can move it around.

This is like a small victory against this giant monster. :)
 I still have some long pieces of molding that need a proper space, organize the tools, the shelves on the other side of the garage and well, organize, organize, organize.

Stay tuned for more!

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  1. This is fantastic Cristina. I am pinning this one cuz I definitely need to build something like this Kudos to you and thanks for a great idea!!!

  2. Looks good and sturdy, I'm sure you will get lots of use out of it!

  3. Eres realmente talentosa en la carpintería , ese es untrabajode una profesional

  4. I desperately need to make one of these! What a great idea to use the casters off a moving dolly. Totally going to steal that idea!

  5. You are so smart!! Pinning.

    Thank you so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are thrilled to have you. :)

  6. Great idea storing your wood, Cristina.

  7. So God you shared is on Between Naps on the Porch or I might not have found you. Great blog - I'm your newest fan!

  8. Looks cool! I'd paint it in other colour, like baby pink or baby blue, for example.

  9. Totally need one of these! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Holy moly, I need one of these in my life!! Would LOVE it if you'd link up to Talk of the Town. :)


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