Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: DIY Plywood Tote (Plywood Carrying Tool)

  1. #1
    Supporting Member Downeast Thunder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Thanked 126 Times in 52 Posts

    Downeast Thunder's Tools

    DIY Plywood Tote (Plywood Carrying Tool)

    I most often work alone, without anyone around to help me when it comes to carrying large unwieldy sheet goods such as full sheets of plywood. Being older now, I find it more difficult to handle such bulky items. Heavy, (18mm or 19mm) plywood makes it even more difficult.

    I believe in working smarter rather than harder. Therefore, I made this simple plywood tote tool to help me heft full sheets of plywood around with ease. You can buy such a tool in the big box home centers for around $6.00(US) or so, but they are made of plastic that chips and cracks in a short period of time. This amounts to more waste plastic on the face of the earth.

    I made mine from scrap wood laying around in the shop. I used (12mm) plywood, some scrap (18mm) x 2-1/4 (57mm) pine for spacers, and a piece of 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 (38mm x 38mm) spruce for the handle. I used 2 (50mm) deck screws, and glue to hold it together. The paint was left over from a past project and was applied for protection (although not really necessary).

    Here's the video:

    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook
    Downeast Thunder Creations
    Shoestring Shipyard
    Downeast Thunder Creations Youtube Channel

  2. #2
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Thanked 1,518 Times in 1,361 Posts

    Thanks Downeast Thunder! We've added your Plywood Tote to our Miscellaneous category,
    as well as to your builder page: Downeast Thunder's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts