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Sheet Goods Cart

Storing assorted scrap pieces of plywood and MDF is always difficult. Because of their size, these sheets usually end up leaned against the wall, taking up valuable wall space. And the larger pieces always seem to hide the smaller pieces, making them hard to find.

To solve this problem, I built the cart you see at right for storing and organizing sheet goods. The cart has two sides. One side is designed to hold larger pieces. And the other is made to store smaller sheets and plastic buckets for small odds and ends of various sizes.

The cart is built using 2x4's for the base and uprights. Lengths of 34" PVC pipe are used to make partitions for holding larger sheets on one side of the cart. A single PVC pipe is used on the other side and provides a place to hook a bungee cord for holding smaller pieces and plastic storage buckets in place.

I placed the cart on a set of casters. This way, it's easy to move around.

Leslie Harrison Bremerton, Washington

Quick Tips

▲ Ellis Biderson of Huntington Beach, CA, uses a funnel to help manage small parts after he is done using them. He simply positions the funnel over an open container and then scoops the parts into the funnel to return them to storage.

▲ Steve Russell of West Salem, Wl, removes the center post from a used CD container and then stores the sanding discs for his orbital sander inside.

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