Building an industrial style cart with a vintage pull out storage bin wooden box. The wood top is from reclaimed pallet wood.
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Shelves are made from reclaimed pallet wood and finished in Olympic Mahogany Gel Stain. Vintage antique wood box was treated with Minwax Paste Wax only. The 12" drawer slides were sanded and sprayed with hammerite brown paint to blend into the color of the vintage wooden box.
The metal cart was sanded with a 60 grit flap disc to remove all mill scale, followed by 150 grit sand paper. It was then brought to a bright finish with 220 grit paper, then cleaned with mineral spirits and the shelves and bare metal were all sprayed with clear satin enamel. The wood and top metal surface was then given an additional coat of Minwax Paste Wax for additional protection.
The 3" wheel casters are non-maring sourced from Amazon.
I have a question. It looks like you mounted the casters solid, not adjustable. If so, why? I have built things before according to the tape measure and square everything is correct, plumb, square and true, yet the project wobbles. Floors are always not level. Especially concrete and tile. Any suggestions???
With fixed feet I probably would have made them adjustable, but where as this cart is made to be mobile, it will never be sitting in the same place, so if it's uneven you can always move in an inch or two either way until there is no wobble. The casters are fairly soft also which gives a little forgiveness.
Yes. This was the first time I tried using clear on bare metal. It's holding up great. Just make sure you get the metal spotless before you apply it and you shouldn't have any problems. I used mineral spirits then after that wiped it down with rubbing alcohol.
+Fototapete Thank you wery much and thanks for asking about the gear I use! Here is the link to my welding Jacket http://amzn.to/2Gr6TVl and here is the link to my welding apron http://amzn.to/2EjttPp I am very happy with the quality and fit.
Crazy Model Garage Thank you! I sprayed on 2 coats of satin clear. This was first time trying that process and it has held up really well without chipping. I normally wipe on 2 coats of Minwax paste wax if I plan to leave the metal bare but I wanted to try something different.
Parenting done right. The world needs more female welders, women naturally pay more attention to detail than men, and thus produce better quality projects when properly trained and allowed artistic freedom.
I'm past dad / daughter and into grandpa / grandson. Wonderful place you two are at and getting your teenager involved, fantastic (and sometimes challenging).
Couple things to consider for future similar projects.
1. Mechanically attach the mechanical components. Casters and drawer slides can fail.
2. Slat shelves- place 1/8 x1 flat bar on it's side and weld in place between the slats. It looks good, no glue and it's load bearing.
cableup1 I love it! All excellent points. My son is using this in his college dorm to hold his microwave. He stored it over the summer on campus. Not sure how it happened but one wheel got bent a little. I see your point :)
+Richard Valcourt Thank you very much for that Richard! I actually have one local to me and checked online and noticed they have stores all through the U.S. This information should come in handy for those looking for the rivets. Very much appreciated!
Nicely done. I really like that look with the riveted gussets. I learned a few tricks too: why have I never thought of clamping a fence onto a drill press table?
I have one question though, the wooden shelf and top are held up only by the metal supports in the corners. So the center slats of wood are supported only with wood glue? Would that not be susceptible to collapsing if you put something heavy on it?
Anyways, thanks for posting this video.
+kxigor Thanks! You are correct about how the shelves are held in. Glue joints are very strong though, but you could always add a few tabs in the center if you planned to put something heavy. Thank for watching!
Brandon Lund Dint want to insult your intelligence but there are so many videos here and if rather be safe than sorry in case someone was unaware of the dangers. But it is cool man you are building great memories and that is what matters
I came here to see the cart project. I stayed because of your daughter. What you are doing with her is awesome. One day, when you are long gone, she will look back on this and remember her great dad. I spent lots of time with my dad working on projects. Long after I have forgotten about the material things I had as a child, I mostly remember the things he taught me and the times we shared in the shop. I had an awesome childhood because we did things together. Your daughter will have fond memories of her dad.
This video really got to me emotionally because I remember my dad teaching me to weld. Good times. You're a greet dad.
+135 Pilot Thank you so much! I didn't get to spend much time with my dad growing up so I try to give the things i wish i had. I don't always get to see my kids as much as I would like, but I try to do things with them that hopefully someday they can look back on and be proud of their accomplishment and know that I cared. Thank you for watching and for that great comment!
I am very impressed!!! You must be very proud of your daughter, she did an amazing job. Good on you for involving her in what most people would consider a "blokes job", more dads need to encourage their daughters to explore their creativity in all forms.
Very functional, something about metal and wood. They seem to be meant for each other. The old fashioned crate adds lots of charm. I might suggest building a potato/ vegetable stand in the same fashion. Three tiers or baskets? Having your daughter involved in welding, I was that Child,Kid, when I was growing up. My dad was constantly welding. Your daughter is extremely lucky to be exposed to this. Some wall sconces as well built on the sides of a nice wall shelf with towel and cup holder beneath. Well done Sir and Daughter,, well done.
Nice cart. Both you & your daughter did a great job building it. The only thing that would've made it look just a little bit better is if you had put cast iron casters on it instead of the rubber ones.
Gosto muito de ter ferramentas ...pena aki neste pais as ferramentas baratas sao de pessima qualidade e é muito caro ter ferramentas boas para se divertir aqui ...parabens pelo trabalho que faz ..obrigado por compartilhar conosco
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