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.
It is a treasure to be able to pass on your knowledge to your children I am getting ready to do something similar to this with my oldest son skills are a treasure but moments and memories are far more treasure than just the skill I enjoy your videos great content
Hi Brandon i don't speak english very good but i need to know what is the chemical product to YouTube use in the iron , can you answer me in spanish please?, Thank you from Argentina and have a nice day....
+Brandon Lund thank you very much , i am learning speak english , and i saw you understand spanish ,
that's why I asked you answer me in spanish , just to see if my English was understood, i lke your works very much ...
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!
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