Air Com­pres­sor Cart

Load it up with nail­ers and roll it right where you need it.

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Here’s a smart way to mo­bi­lize your air com­pres­sor and neatly store air nail­ers, nails and air hoses on board. Our cart’s di­men­sions fit a pan­cake-style com­pres­sor, but you can eas­ily adapt the di­men­sions for an­other style.

To build one like ours, you’ll need:

Two 2 x 4-ft. sheets of 3/4-in. ply­wood

Scraps of 1/2-in. ply­wood 1-1/4-in. x 3-ft. dowel

Four 3-in. cast­ers with brakes and mis­cel­la­neous hard­ware

Cut the floor from 3/4-in. ply­wood and screw four square pieces of 3/4-in. ply­wood un­der it to at­tach the cast­ers to. Cut the side ris­ers from 3/4-in. ply­wood and screw them to the floor. Then cut the front and back pieces of 1/2-in. ply­wood and screw them to­gether to box in the com­pres­sor. Build the tool stor­age box on the ris­ers with a 3/4-in. floor and 1/2-in. sides, adding a ply­wood par­ti­tion to or­ga­nize the stor­age space.

Drill 1-1/4-in. holes in the ends of the ris­ers, then screw and glue in the dowel, leav­ing a pro­trud­ing end for keep­ing the hose on board. Add a 3/4-in. ply­wood disc to the end of the han­dle for hose stor­age. At­tach the cast­ers with 1/4-in. x 1-in. screws, load up your cart and head for your next project!

Nail gun Nail stor­age Hose roost 1/2" x 7" 5"19-1/2" 3/4" x 4" x 4" caster base 1-1/4" x 25-1/2" dowel Par­ti­tion Cut a gen­tle curve 3/4" x 18" x 18" floor 1/2" x 5" 3/4" x 6"-dia. ply­wood 3/4" x 18" 34" riser height Swivel cast­ers with brakes

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