Home Garage Tool Carts

for us poor shlubs stuck in the suburbs with only a 2-car garage for a workshop

Materials
Building the Carts
Cutting 2x2s to size
Building fronts and backs
Building the frames
Building tops and bottoms
Gussets
Casters
Last thoughts

 

In 2008 we moved from Georgia to Texas.  

In Georgia we lived on over six acres out of the city and I had a woodworking shop out back (pictured at right).     

In Texas we live in a lousy subdivision (my wife said we’re getting too old to live in the woods) (I say we’ll live longer living in the woods) (currently, she’s winning) and my woodworking shop is whatever space remains in the garage.                                                                               

 

 

 

What to do?

The first thing was to get wheels for the Ryobi BT3000 table saw. That let me move the saw away from the side wall ...

... which let me build three small carts to hold other power tools: a miter saw, a jointer and a planer.

This site describes how the carts were made, should you have the same challenge in your garage.

In retrospect, the biggest mistake I made (and I made a few, which I’ll discuss so you won’t make them, too) was in not building five or six carts instead of only three. That’s because a drill press, sander and bench grinder also need a home. And my wife wants a cart, if a little spiffier, for the kitchen.

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