Cube CPU Cart
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Cube CPU Cart
Roll this cute and functional CPU Cube cart under your desk to store CPU and other office items in style. Also could be used as an end table or even nightstand.
Thank you to everyone who has been contributing posts and plans to our site. I've been a little extra busy of late, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate you sharing your work. I know the system we have in place is not user friendly for contributing (so sorry to those of you who submit brag posts or plans and they don't go through) and I am working long long long hours to create a system that we can all use with ease, and most importantly, spend less time trying to find the plans, and more time actually building them!
Like this plan, for example:
We are in the middle of putting an extra desk in my tiny office, and I'm thinking, how can I add more storage? I really wanted a cart that rolls under a floating desktop, and found tons of inspiration from Pottery Barn Teen's Stuff Your Stuff CPU Cart. But because of other not so fun stuff = less time to actually build :( sign, I didn't get a chance to build it.
But here is the equation that I like: better blog = more building time :) And that's why we are all here, right? Because we all love to make sawdust fly.
Just wanted to give you a quick tour of this little guy, fondly called the CPU Cube Cart. It's really designed for the CPU, but you could put just about anything in there. I love how PB Teen puts Magazine Caddies in theirs. Cubbies are sized for DVDs and a printer could go on top.
1 – 1/2 Sheet of 3/4″ thick MDF or Plywood
1 – 1×8 @ 8 feet long
4 Caster Wheels
2″ screws or 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws
paint and finishing supplies
3 – 1×8 @ 19 1/2″ (Cubby Partitions)
2 – 1×8 @ 6 3/4″ (Cubby Shelves)
2 – 3/4″ plywood or MDF @ 19 1/4″ x 21″ (partitions and side)
1 – 1×8 @ 12″ (Long Shelf)
2 – 3/4″ plywood or MDF @ 17″ x 21″ (top and bottom)
Screw 2 1x8s Together
Screw 2 of the 1×8 boards @ 19 1/2″ long together. Either use 2″ screws countersunk and glue or pocket hole screws.
Mark the boards from step 1 on the insides down and up 6″ from the bottom and top. Then place your shelves and screw in place.
Attach the center partition to the cubbies as shown above.
And add the remaining 1×8 board to the back. Well, I take that back. There is one more . . .
Attach the last 1×8 as shown above. 2″ screws and wood glue or pocket hole screws. If you don’t have a Kreg Jig™, you will need to toenail one screw or nail into the middle outside corner.
Top and Bottom
Attach the top and bottom to the shelves as shown above. Keep flush to the shelf side.
Attach the last remaining side as shown above. Use glue and 2″ screws or 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Finish with the caster wheels. If your wheels do not come with screws, you may need to purchase appropriately sized screws. Keep the screws under 3/4″ long to prevent your screws tips from poking out.
Fill all holes with wood filler. Let dry and sand and finish as desired.
BTW does anyone else think this could double as a modern style end table?