DIY Mobile Carts for Storing Lumber

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Due to the huge response from our #WorkshopWednesday posts, we’ve added an extension to the lumber storage article: mobile carts. The original lumber storage article delves into various ways to store wood in a workshop, from vertical and horizontal methods to cutoff pieces. Due to popular demand we’re here to talk about mobile solutions only, since carts on casters are often times more convenient. Here are eight brilliant builds that will keep your lumber off the ground and make your future woodworking projects easier.


Shanty 2 Chic wanted to clean up their most-used room of the house: the garage. In doing so, they crafted this useful cart and gained much more square footage in their workspace. It features storage for scrap wood and long boards, a full sheet of peg board for tools on one side, and a great shelf on the top for spray paint and stains and other supplies.


This project is the storage gift that keeps on giving. The cart’s exterior boasts open-ended compartments in which you can slide board into as well as multi-layered intern shelving and storage for cutoffs. See details at Woodsmith Plans.


Addicted 2 DIY created this A-frame cart that can be rolled around her workshop as needed. This style leverages available vertical space, leaving behind a garage that’s both tidier and safer. 


This double-sided storage option is perfect for keeping various pieces of wood and plywood sheets under control. Head to 3 x 3 Custom to see how you can build this cart and roll it to and from projects.


Get inspired by this compact wheeled cart from a French maker, Atelier Passion Du Bois. This smaller barrow is perfect for beginner woodworkers or those short on space.


This massive mobile station includes room for plywood in the center, cubbies for different lengths of scrap wood on one side, and shelving on the other side for longer lengths of wood. Get the plans from Ana White.


 With this ultimate lumber cart, you’ll probably never run out of storage for scrap wood. See DIY Montreal for details.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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