A heavyweight dolly for the big kid’s playroom

In my small home shop, handling heavy sheet goods is always an unpleasant challenge because the sheets must go outside when I’m working and back inside at night. To save time and my back, I hit on the idea of modifying a flat furniture dolly with a braced stand made from scrap pieces of lumber. An 18 x 30" carpeted furniture dolly is available “off the shelf” at home centers for about $20, will carry up to 300 lbs, and the carpet protects the delicate edges of expensive plywood sheets. Just build the stand, as shown, and angle it back 5–10° degrees from plumb. The stand doesn’t need to be terribly strong because the lion’s share of the weight is transferred to the dolly.
—Kurt Maurer, League City, Texas

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