I casually told my boyfriend that I would love to have some carts for my large barred percussion instruments but was sure I would never have them since they cost so much (generally $100-200 depending on the brand). He casually mentioned back that he and his dad loved woodworking and that he would be interested in the idea of making something if I could come up with an idea how. I did a little digging on Pinterest and found a “made at home” version of an Orff cart that looked pretty great. When I showed him he forwarded my email off to his dad. It was a shot in the dark but since it was such a big project I didn’t think that he or his dad would be able to make anything for a while, if at all.
The carts come on castors so that they easily roll around the room and are made of sturdy plywood with firm bases so that I don’t have to worry about them tipping, falling apart, or breaking even when used over and over in close proximity to very small people. :D They built in a shelf on the bottom so that I had a place to store extra chromatic bars, mallets, or whatever I choose.
Let me know if you’d like to know more about dimensions, the construction process, or anything else about these carts. I’m happy to share what information and ideas I can. Here is a link to the video that they watched to get inspiration. Thanks to Sherry Curry (not sure if that’s spelled right) from Gentry, Arkansas for doing it first and posting a great informative video about it!