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I saw a post on here recently with a very similar idea for door storage, so I decided to give it a shot this weekend because I got tired of hefting my doors around the garage to get to my cabinets...

My garage doubles as my workshop and floor space is at a premium, so instead of making a large 4 door cart, I made 2 2-door carts, that way I can store them more easily when they're not in use. Plus I rarely take off the rear doors (small kids) so I figured this way I can keep one cart up on a storage rack until I need it. Total cost for 2 carts was about $180, including 2 furniture dollies I got at Harbor Freight. The cost of PVC is crazy right now, so fittings are expensive, but overall for my convenience and piece of mind, a very easy $180 to spend.

Anyway, for the important part...

Materials (per cart):
  • one furniture dolly ($17.99 from Harbor Freight)
  • (2) - 3/4" thick scrap wood to fill in sides of dolly, to prevent PVC from sagging
  • (3) - 10' lengths of PVC pipe, I used 1-1/2" ** if you're making 2 carts, 5 lengths will do!** ($30.36)
  • (2) - T-fitting ($8.34)
  • (10) - 90* elbow fittings ($28.50)
  • (4) - 2" pipe straps ($3.12)
  • PVC primer & glue ($10.57)
PVC Pipe Cut List:
  • (6) - 36" - for the vertical pieces
  • (3) - 14" - for the top horizontal pieces
  • (4) - 11" - for the base
I'm still thinking about adding pool noodles for extra insulation, despite having the door bags, but for now they're much more protected than they were leaning against one of my work benches.

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So I did this for my jeep years ago and here are some upgrades that will help:
  1. cut some pool noodles to cover the pvc on the bottom and sides. This will prevent the door from resting on a hard surface. (Plus you don’t have to use the bag each time if you don’t want to)
  2. I’d also use a bungie cord around the entire thing once you have the doors in it. Sometimes the weight of the doors will crack your pvc if they are leaning against the unsupported sides (ends). Last thing you want is to have a nice domino chain of your doors
 

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Oh, and you can get a cheap trolly from harbor freight (they are blue) that is completely flat. Half the price of the wood/carpet option and you can drill directly into the plastic or use zip ties. During the summer I take it apart and store it, so zipping it has been helpful.

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So I did this for my jeep years ago and here are some upgrades that will help:
  1. cut some pool noodles to cover the pvc on the bottom and sides. This will prevent the door from resting on a hard surface. (Plus you don’t have to use the bag each time if you don’t want to)
  2. I’d also use a bungie cord around the entire thing once you have the doors in it. Sometimes the weight of the doors will crack your pvc if they are leaning against the unsupported sides (ends). Last thing you want is to have a nice domino chain of your doors
Yes, thank you!! do you believe I couldn't find pool noodles in a store near me in Tampa?? They're on my list tho for sure. And I considered putting a board across the top, attached with the pipe straps again to sure up the ends, and allow storage, but it'll make it harder to store them when not in use, so I love your bungee cord idea! Thanks!
 

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Nice job @ShopGirl24! Will be adding the pool noodles too. Lots of places around us! I am in the Land O Lakes area.
 

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Nice work man, love to see DIY projects like this. Like Jeep Junkie suggested, I would recommend pool noodles or some foam for padded protection.
 
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Oh, and you can get a cheap trolly from harbor freight (they are blue) that is completely flat. Half the price of the wood/carpet option and you can drill directly into the plastic or use zip ties. During the summer I take it apart and store it, so zipping it has been helpful.

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Love it! I did not see that dolly at my HF, only the two wood/carpet ones and a "hardwood" one lol.
Nice work man, love to see DIY projects like this. Like Jeep Junkie suggested, I would recommend pool noodles or some foam for padded protection.
thanks! And yes finally found some pool noodles today (they were out of stock in 3 different stores I tried this weekend), they’ll be going on this week for sure.
 

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Dont go with the really old pool noodles like i did because they start to shed everywhere.
 

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I’m going to make a couple of these. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I saw a post on here recently with a very similar idea for door storage, so I decided to give it a shot this weekend because I got tired of hefting my doors around the garage to get to my cabinets...

My garage doubles as my workshop and floor space is at a premium, so instead of making a large 4 door cart, I made 2 2-door carts, that way I can store them more easily when they're not in use. Plus I rarely take off the rear doors (small kids) so I figured this way I can keep one cart up on a storage rack until I need it. Total cost for 2 carts was about $180, including 2 furniture dollies I got at Harbor Freight. The cost of PVC is crazy right now, so fittings are expensive, but overall for my convenience and piece of mind, a very easy $180 to spend.

Anyway, for the important part...

Materials (per cart):
  • one furniture dolly ($17.99 from Harbor Freight)
  • (2) - 3/4" thick scrap wood to fill in sides of dolly, to prevent PVC from sagging
  • (3) - 10' lengths of PVC pipe, I used 1-1/2" ** if you're making 2 carts, 5 lengths will do!** ($30.36)
  • (2) - T-fitting ($8.34)
  • (10) - 90* elbow fittings ($28.50)
  • (4) - 2" pipe straps ($3.12)
  • PVC primer & glue ($10.57)
PVC Pipe Cut List:
  • (6) - 36" - for the vertical pieces
  • (3) - 14" - for the top horizontal pieces
  • (4) - 11" - for the base
I'm still thinking about adding pool noodles for extra insulation, despite having the door bags, but for now they're much more protected than they were leaning against one of my work benches.

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Thanks for this just finished mine. I’d prefer to hang them on the wall but have zero space.
here’s the cut list for five 10 foot sticks: (2 carts worth)
3 sticks: [email protected]”, [email protected]”, [email protected]
2 sticks: [email protected]”, [email protected]”.
My dollys were $34 each, most expensive part. But I like the poly versions. Total less than $300, cheaper than a door ding.
And yes, the 10 footers fit in a 4 door.
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I've seen pool noodles at the dollar store.. super cheap!
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