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    DIY Mobile Book Cart

    Earlier this afternoon (Friday, June 12th, 2020) I realized I had a need for a mobile book cart: The kind of cart one sees in public libraries, used to return books to shelves. They are usually made out of metal, but I didnít want to buy one and I figured I could make what I need with a bunch of scrap and re-purposed wood. I even had a set of 4 small casters the came off an old metal office cabinet I had saved.

    No plans. I just Ēwinged itĒ and essentially designed the cart as I went along, based on the materials I found in the shop, and as I thought of features that would best suit my needs. Itís roughly a couple of feet long by a foot wide and about 3-1/2 feet tall. The shelves for the books are tilted back about 15 degrees so the books wonít fall out while rolling the cart around.

    You can easily replicate what I did, and you can use whatever dimensions you would like, based upon your own needs and materials on hand. I didnít bother to paint or finish off this cart and I probably wonít in the future, either. Iím just going to use it as-is. In fact, Iíll be putting this cart right into service within the next few minutes!

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