Geeky Lumber Cart

Hello everybody, I am Ashley (Handmade with Ashley). I am a giant geek and a woodworker and on this Instructable I am sharing how you can construct a four’ tall Goomba that doubles as a lumber storage cart. This isn’t probably the most sensible of lumber carts, however it was a enjoyable challenge that matches with my rising assortment of retro online game storage decor.

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Let’s get began on the construct!

The next gadgets are among the instruments and provides I gathered to construct my Goomba lumber storage cart (affiliate hyperlinks):

Watch a video tutorial on the challenge down beneath:


Provides are listed up above.

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Step 1: Draw Grid Traces and Router Alongside the Grid Traces

Minimize a sheet of plywood in half. It must be 48″ x 48″. Use a ruler to mark grid traces house three″ aside. Every sq. characterize a single pixel on Eight-bit Goomba.

Set up a v-groove router bit and route alongside the grid traces. Use a clamp edge information to make sure straight traces.

Step 2: Minimize Out Goomba’s Silhouette

Hint out the silhouette of Goomba after which reduce out the Goomba’s form with a jigsaw.

Step three: Paint Goomba’s Pixels

Sand between the grooves and sand the floor of Goomba. I used a scrap piece of wooden to assist the sandpaper as I sanded between the grooves.

Tape off sections and spray paint the Goomba’s pixels.

Step four: Minimize Plywood for the Lumber Cart Dividers

Break down the sheet of plywood into the next components:

  • 42″ x 11 7/Eight″ (Dividers) x four
  • 24″ x 11 7/Eight (Base)
  • 24″ x Eight three/four”

Should you select to make use of pocket gap joinery to assemble the cart, drill pocket holes on the backside and lengthy facet of every divider.

Step 5: Construct a Base for the Cart

I used some scrap 2x4s as base for the cart. This supplies further assist for the caster wheels.

I used half lap joints to assemble the bottom. Alternatively, you can simply drill the 2×4 instantly onto the bottom.

Step 6: Assemble the Cart

To assemble the cart:

  1. Connect the dividers to the divider base
  2. Connect the dividers + base to the again of the four’ tall Goomba.
  3. Assault a bit of wooden to the entrance of the dividers (the board to forestall wooden from sliding out)

As soon as the cart is assembled, connect the 2x4s for the caster helps to the bottom of the cart. Set up three” caster wheels to every nook of the bottom.

Step 7: Get pleasure from!

Goomba is my new dwelling for storing scrap wooden. It is a good addition to my store and would not speak up an excessive amount of ground house.

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