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Portable Yard Tool Storage Cart

  • February 1, 2018


I decided to build this cart because my garage kept getting more and more cramped with shelving, supplies, etc. I no longer had a designated area where I could hang/store my yard tools so I came up with an idea to make a portable one that I could easily move around the garage. I used the simplest "ingredients" that I could find. Plywood, 2x4's, PVC, casters and screws. It took me about two hours to design, cut, and assemble. I couldn't be happier. I surprised myself as to how handy this has been. It has consolidated my oversized tools and saved me a lot of room in the garage. I have already had multiple friends and family members that they are going to copy me...

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  • Looks great, do you have the plans that you can post, I got a lot of tools myself, in a very small room and I'm running out of space, just got some major wood working tools, but don't know about building something like what you just posted without plans, is there a specific website to download it? thanks would really appreciated. C.Sanso
    By Csanso, on February 1, 2018
    • I added plans in an additional post...
      By johnnyringo1515, on February 15, 2018

  • Wow - that's a sweet storage solution! Everything has a place.
    By RYOBI NATION, on February 2, 2018

  • got the plans for that, my mother in laws garage could use that
    By 88nascarjoe, on February 3, 2018
    • I added plans in an additional post...
      By johnnyringo1515, on February 15, 2018

  • Back to the idea board! Having the tools on a cart would save so much time walking back for that inevitable forgotten tool. Thank you for the inspiration!
    By Anymouse, on February 12, 2018

  • ROLLING TOOL CART PLANS I didn't have any specific plans as I just built it on a whim off the top of my head. It was all left over materials that I had laying around after I finished my garage shelving project. (I hope to post that next month.) The only thing I had to buy was the four casters. I tried to make it a simple as I could with as few cuts as possible. Here's the nuts and bolts of it. I used what I had but here’s what you would need to do if you were starting from scratch. 1) 1 sheet of 4x8 plywood a. Cut it the short way into 2 pieces at the 72” mark. You now have a 72”x48” piece and a 24”x48” piece. b. Take the 72”x48” piece and cut it the long way in half at the 24” mark. You now have 2 pieces of 72”x24” c. Take the 72”x24” pieces and cut them into 72”x20” and 72”x4” pieces. These are your sides as you see in the pictures. d. Take your remaining 24”x48” piece and cut it in half to make 2 pieces of 24”x24”. e. Take one of those and cut diagonally from corner to corner. These two pieces will be the upright braces at each end of the cart. 2) 3 pieces 2”x4” plywood a. Cut them at the 60” mark. One will be your base where the tools rest on and the other two will be your uprights. b. Cut two of the three 36” pieces at the 24” mark. You will now have two 24” pieces and the two 12” pieces. The 24” pieces will be your feet where the casters bolt on to. c. Take the two 12” pieces and the third 24” piece and cut into 6” long pieces. 3) 20’ of 3” PVC a. Cut each 10’ length into 1” long pieces 4) Assembly. a. Attach the four side pieces of plywood to the two upright 2x4 pieces. b. Attach the base piece of 2x4 and lay the entire thing on its side. c. Starting at one end, slide in two pieces of cut PVC and one piece of 6” 2x4 between the two upper pieces of plywood. Continue all the way until it is full. Screw all the pieces in. (Hint: Use short screws for the PVC.) d. Flip the entire thing over and screw in on the other side. e. Attach the two 2x4 feet to the base 2x4 piece. f. Attach the triangle plywood upright supports. g. Lastly, add the casters and whatever hooks you want to use. You’re done. h. One thing. As you can see, I added an extra 2x4 on each side to give it extra height. That’s up to you if you want to do that. I hope these instructions help and good luck! Thanks, John
    By johnnyringo1515, on February 15, 2018
    • Thank you so much for taking the time to share with the RYOBI Nation community, John! Definitely a well designed piece!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 15, 2018

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Portable Yard Tool Storage Cart

by johnnyringo1515
Feb 01, 2018
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I decided to build this cart because my garage kept getting more and more cramped with shelving, supplies, etc. I no longer had a designated area where I could hang/store my yard tools so I came up with an idea to make a portable one that I could easily move around the garage. I used the simplest "ingredients" that I could find. Plywood, 2x4's, PVC, casters and screws. It took me about two hours to design, cut, and assemble. I couldn't be happier. I surprised myself as to how handy this has been. It has consolidated my oversized tools and saved me a lot of room in the garage. I have already had multiple friends and family members that they are going to copy me...