I'm finally getting back on track and one of the first projects I need to tackle is a sheet goods cart for the basement. I need something that can roll out of the way so we can get to the shelves behind the stock. This cart is for stock that has been ripped to size for a project (to acclimate), or for smaller "on hand" stock. I really can't maneuver 4'x8' sheets around the basement, so everything is cut down outside. 4'x4' (or the occasional 5'x5') will be the maximum size for the cart.
Anyhow, I did some homework and came up with this design by modifying some larger units. It's a 2'x4' footprint with 4'x4' central spine to lean the sheets against.
The base is a torsion box made with 3/4" ply both sides and 2"x4" stock for the frame.
I am planning on building the spine in a similar fashion – torsion box style with the ends dropping down to the bottom edge of the base. I think it will be stout enough to hold the weight.
So far I’ve built the torsion box and sanded it flush.
Next on deck is casters and sides. Then I’ll need to get on the spine!