Hello Instructable World. Here's my first Instructable, be gentle.
My very small garage/workshop has became cluttered with tools, camping gear and wood that I like to have on hand for projects. I need to get it in control. I have this old cart from when Hills(The Anti-Inflation Department Store) went out of business. I think it would be a great lumber storage cart, just add shelves. I've made some other shelves out of 2x3's and 2x4s, but my design seems wanky. The cart is going to store lumber from 1x3's to 2x6's and have an area for a couple 4x8 sheets of plywood or Masonite. I'm certainly not a carpenter, as I'm reminded when my friends poke fun of my shelves, so I want to "level up" my skill a bit.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
The materials used can be whatever you have on hand. I bought the 2x3's, but had everything else. A cart could be any one you already own that will hold the weight of how much lumber you want to store. Cart's like mine can be had for $75 to $150 on craigslist, or the local flea market, industrial auction, etc. I'm not going to give specific sizes, as your cart will most likely be different and your materials will vary, too. The tools are all basic hand tools that most homeowners own. Feel free to use whatever you have that gets the job done safely.
1"x3"x8' -1 piece
2"x3"x8' - 8 pieces
19"x33"x3/8" plywood-1 piece
4'x8'x3/16" Masonite - 4 sheets
3" Drywall Screws -1 pound
1" Drywall Screws -.25 pound
1.5" angle brackets -8 brackets
Clothesline -10 feet
.25" Heat Shrink -6 inches
Wood Glue - 1 tube