Introduction: ROLL-A-ROUND SHOP CART
I needed a cart for my bandsaw and scroll saw and was determined to make it out of scraps I had already in my Little Shop of Jarfold.
Step 1: THE PLAN AND TOOLS
I worked from a loose sketch.
Pocket hole jig
Straight cut jig
Step 2: ALL BUILT FROM SCRAPS
This shop cart has been on my to-do list for a bit. I have plenty of scraps and that is what I used. The only thing I bought new were the casters.
Step 3: THE TOP
The top was a 2 x 12 cut in half but not long enough to hold the two saws -- so I added 2 x 6s as breadboards to the ends. It was assembled with pocket screws.
Step 4: TESTING THE SIZE
The fit was fine.
Step 5: THE FRAME
I used pressure treated 2 x 4 scraps left over from the yard gate I built for the top frame, and pocket screwed it to the top.
Step 6: THE LEGS
I used 5/4 x 6 decking for the legs. I ripped them to make the combined sides the same width, cut them to the same length, and secured them to the corners.
Step 7: CASTERS
I added the casters.
TIP: To clear the sawdust from a box of screws, dump them all out and pick them up with a magnet.
Step 8: BOTTOM SHELF
I used 5/4 x 6 decking for the bottom shelf.
Step 9: DRAWER CUBBIES
I made cubbies for two drawers using 5/4 x 6 decking and pallet wood.
Step 10: DRAWERS
I want two drawers. I dismantled a pallet. The cart was turned upside down and I built cubbies for the two drawers shown previously. I cut the pallet wood to size, rabbeted the edges, added a bottom, glued it, and taped it together until dry. I tested the fit, then built the second drawer.
Step 11: PIZZAZZING THE DRAWERS
The drawer faces were boring. It was time for some pizzazz. From that carload of scraps I'd gotten from a neighbor, I found some wood. I trimmed off the white strips and rounded the edges of the brown wood which I ripped to width. Then I glued the white wood to the brown wood. I framed the drawer face. I added some knobs leftover from MY KITCHEN CORNER HUTCH BUILD. And the job was done.
Step 12: THANKS FOR STOPPING BY MY LITTLE SHOP OF JARFOLD
"You got your mama's sunshine, you got your daddy's rain.
You're like a piece of heaven in a hurricane.
You keep bubbling over like sweet champaign.
You got your mama's sunshine, you got your daddy's rain."
All comments appreciated. All questions answered.