Dust Collector Cart Project : Research & Design

So now that I purchased the Dust Collector from Rockler, the next phase of this multi-faceted project was to store it . I needed the following features of installing a dust collection system in my shop

  • It needed to mobile

  • It needed to drastically improve my dust collecting capabilities in the shop

  • I needed to remedy my constant need to clean the shop especially when it came to the dust.

  • It needed to reach all my major tools that I have now and ones that I plan on purchasing in the future.

As I usually do for any project I take the following steps before I decide on what to make and how to make it.

  • Research

  • Make Plans to assist with the build

  • Buy Project Supplies

  • The Build


While scouring the internet I came across this concept from a YouTube channel simply named Evan&Katelyn where they build this awesome cart out of construction lumber and plywood and it solves most of my problems.

Its basically a wall mounted on a mobile base where they hang all there dust collection equipment, everything from the same system that I will be using and a tone more such a a hanging shop vac, all accessories for the Dust Right System all neatly organised on a double sides wall.

Below you can see the YouTube video


As I usually do I went to Sketchup my 3D design software and drew up a set of plans and cut-lists and so forth, I will be making these plans available in the near future.

Although the video was a tremendous help they never told me what the dimensions were and anyway I needed to modify this cart so it would function in my work-space.

My design can be broken into 3 main assemblies

  • The Base (needs to be mobile so I added 3”castors)

  • The Divider

  • The Sides

Below you can see the 3D representation of the cart

Here you can see the 3D model of the cart, its 72” tall x 24” wide x 36’ deep

Here you can see the 3D model of the cart, its 72” tall x 24” wide x 36’ deep


I needed to go to my local big box store and get the supplies that I needed and here is what you need to make this cart

  • (QTY 2) 4’x8’x3/4” plywood

  • (QTY 6) 2” X 4” X 8’ construction grade lumber

  • (QTY 4) 3” Castors

  • Glue

  • 1-5/8” screws (1 Box)