The 80/20 Aluminum Organizer Cart - lightweight, tough, and intensely practical.
Really, it’s ok to let a cart do all the work for you. And that’s exactly what this multifunctional DIY kit is designed for.
The rugged nature of the extruded aluminum can handle both outdoor and factory environments, and the rolling wheels and pull handles allow it to be moved with ease.
And you can also customize it however you like. Need to add heavy duty shelves, drawers, or wire baskets? Need a stable standing or rolling desk with lots of shelf space? Great. This organizer cart can handle all that and more.
In addition, this heavy-duty cart also assembles/disassembles with simple tools, meaning that it can easily be moved to different jobsites and/or locations.
Ideal for: home and garden use; workshops, DIY projects, office use, home offices, warehouses, hospitals, planting and potting, greenhouses, and more.
Ready to build your own? Just see our friendly build guide and step-by-step instructions below.
First, we’ll start by assembling the base. This is going to wind up looking like a large square, divided into four smaller squares.
First – using Inside End Joints, connect two 11.5” T-Slot Rails to either side of 29” T-Slot (as seen in the diagram above). Using Inside End Joints here will keep your base very sturdy, and they should just slide right into place.
Next, connect the outer ends of the same two 11.5” rails to the center of two more 29” T-Slot Rails, also using Inside End Joints.
Finally, connect two 30” rails - using Angle Joints – to the outer ends of the 29” rails. At this point, you should have a sturdy rectangular base that looks like just like the diagram.
Now, it’s time to get vertical.
First, you’ll want to grab two 65” T-Slot Rails, and two 19.5” Diagonal Braces. Connect the 65” long rails vertically to the center ends of your frame, using Angle Joints on either side of them at the base. And please, take care to ensure that these are resting directly on the 30” rails of your base (rather then the shorter 29” rails).
Then, connect your 19.5” Diagonal Braces to your vertical rails, in order to stabilize and secure them.
Finally, attach four 29” T-Slot rails in between your 65” vertical rails, using Angle Joints (with the Angle Joints on the underside of the 29” rails).
At this point, you should have a stable vertical center to attach the rest of the frame to.
Almost there! Time to attach the rest of the frame.
First, you’ll want to build and attach your desk frame to the front of your cart. This involves attaching two 12.5” inch rails and one 11.5” rail to a 29” T-Slot Rail, as seen in the configuration above. Use Inside End Joints (screwed into either end of the 29” rail) in order to attach the 12.5” rails (using Inside Joints here will allow enough room for your panel hangers later on).
Once you have your desk frame assembled, attach it to the front of your cart at the appropriate height (or wherever you’d like to) using Angle Joints.
Now, you can start building the back half of your cart.
First, grab three long 50 T-Slot Rails, and three 29” rails. Using Angle Joints, attach the 29” rails to the inside of the 50” rails. (Note: for this step you can hold the 50” rails right next to your already-assembled center frame in order to get the proper spacing for the rungs)
Once your rungs are connected, attach eight 9.75” T-Slot rails to the 50” rails at right angles to your rungs, using Angle Joints. At this point, the back half of your cart should be assembled, and look just like the diagram above.
Finally, you’ll need to attach this frame to your cart. First, place the frame on the cart in the appropriate position (it might help to have an extra set of hands for this step)
Then, attach bottom to the base using four Angle Joints. Once the frame is connected to the base, use eight more Angle Joints to connect the shorter rails to your vertical center.
And now for the fun part!
First, go ahead and add your acrylic paneling. To install your desk panels, use four Single Panel Hangers in each square frame (for a total of eight). Attach the Panel Hangers to the top of the frame at each corner facing. And then – attach your 14.” Panels to these. And please, take care not to damage the acrylic by overtightening these.
Next up: your base panels. For these use a total of eight Single Panel Hangers and four Double Panel Hangers. (the Double Hangers work similarly; but they attach over your base center rail, and support the panels on either side of it)
Good job! All you have left to do is attach your wheels, pull handles, and bin box holders; and cap all exposed ends with End Caps.
We recommend putting the wheels on the bottom of your cart, but of course, you can put the other accessories wherever you would like.
And you’re done! Great job! And thanks so much.