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