Chances are your engineering lab at work has one or more carts for moving equipment. Oscilloscope carts are quite popular. That's great for your work lab, but what if you have a home lab? Just as at work, you don't always need test equipment within reach, but when you need them, you need them.
EDN contributor Jon Titus wanted an instrument cart for his home lab, but even used ones on eBay were just too expensive. Therefore, he built his own, shown in the photo below.
With a few tools, you can build in instrument cart for your home lab.
He explains the procedure for how he built the cart in an EDN post. He takes you through the process of attaching support pipes to the shelves, so they are stable and at 90° angles. He shows how to add blocks to support the pipes, for shelves aren't thick enough. He also attached casters, which let him roll the cart where it's needed.
Have you built your own instrument cart or similar lab furnishing? You can post small photos in your comments, link to photos on other sites, or send me your photos. I can upload them to the EE Times server and send you a link to add to your comment. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. In fact, send me photos of your home lab. I'll compile them for another post.