Simple to Build Rolling Wood Cart

simple to build rolling wood storage cart
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simple to build rolling wood storage cart

Are you looking for a way to store wood and lumber flat, organized and easy to access?  This simple to build lumber cart uses 2x4s and screws to assemble.  You can build this cart in an afternoon.


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Simple to Build Rolling Wood Cart

simple to build rolling wood storage cart
About 5' x 5' x 2'


Shopping List
  • 10 - 2x4 @ 10 feet long
  • 4 - 5" Caster Wheels, Heavy Duty
  • 100 - 2-1/2" self tapping star bit screws (#9 or #10)
  • 16 - 2-1/2" pocket hole screws (optional)
Cut List

Bottom Frame

  • 2 - 2x4 @ 60" - side
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 30" - ends
  • 4 - 2x4 @ 27" - middle

Upright Frames

  • 6 - 2x4 @ 60" - legs
  • 9 - 2x4 @ 24" - rungs
  • 4 - 2x4 @ 24-3/4" - top tie in
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Circular Saw


Step 1

Build the bottom frame, attaching with star bit screws, two per joint.  

Make sure the center opening will allow for a 2x4 to fit inside (see step 3)

Step 2

Build three of the upright frames using the star bit screws, two screws per joint.

Step 3

Attach the upright frames to the base frame with four screws per joint.  Make sure the upright frames are attached at a 90 degree angle to the bottom frame.  You can also do this by leveling up the bottom frame first, then using a level to attach the upright frames.

Step 4

Attach the upper tie ins with 1-1/2" pocket holes and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.  Alternatively, screw with the star bit screws at an angle to attach from top and bottom.

Step 5

Attach the caster wheels to the base, screwing into the ends of the upright 2x4s as well as the bottom frame.