Lighted Storage Cart for Tools and Lumber
I’d been thinking about how to reorganize my shop, which takes up half of my two-car garage. This rolling cart helped me consolidate both tool and lumber storage, so I can use less of my limited floor space for storage and more for actual woodworking.
The cart is simple in design, with a 2×4 frame and 3?4-in.-thick melamine for the cabinet area. The back of the cart provides ample lumber storage-small and short pieces above, large pieces and sheet goods (up to 8 ft. long) below. Small offcuts sit on top.
On the front, lights behind the valance at the top illuminate the work area. The narrow top shelf on the front is fitted with a surge-protected power strip that allows me to charge a bunch of cordless tool batteries simultaneously without taking up valuable counter space below. The pre-finished pegboard provides handy tool-hanging space, and the cabinet below the…