Think of this cart as the trusty sidekick to your workbench. With a thick top, pull-out tray, and plenty of storage, you’ll find it a welcome addition to your shop.
Workbench space shrinks quickly once you factor in the tools, plans, and other supplies you need close to hand while working. And wouldn’t it be nice to have extra space for assembly, too? Answering all these points leads to the origin of this project. Now I realize that a shop cart isn’t groundbreaking. In fact, every one who works in the Woodsmith shop has a cart (or two) parked close by. What makes this one unique is how its size and features play into the role of a workbench companion. You know, that trusted sidekick every hero has. The primary feature is the extra acreage supplied by the top. And there are two options: a workbench-like solid wood surface or a more basic rimmed top. A pull-out tray supplies another surface for when shop time is in full speed. Putting the space below the top to use makes practical sense. So three drawers and an enclosed compartment organize and divide the area for versatile storage.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.