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Re-Claimed Cedar Wagon Planter

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Project by rtbrmb posted 09-09-2018 05:20 PM 773 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this outdoor wagon planter as a gift for my sister. The body & wheel hubs are made from reclaimed cedar that were originally 4 X 6 posts for an outdoor wishing well. The wheels and floor were made from the one piece of cedar I had to purchase. With dowels and one cedar board, I have less than $20 into this project.

I used my CNC to put her name on the tailgate and top part of the tongue (visible when in the up position).

The wheels were the biggest challenge & biggest reward. I combined multiple techniques from YouTube videos in order to complete these. I turned the hubs on my new Harbor Freight lathe.

The main body measures ~30” long and ~17” wide. No plans-I based it on pictures of other wagon planters on the internet & the amount of reclaimed cedar I had to use.

Thanks for looking.

Bill in MI





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 09-09-2018 05:58 PM

Great job.

Great wood rescue.

FANTASTIC design and a really nice gift to your sister too.

I like the “no plans” part off it very much too. T & E—(trial & error!) Design is my main source too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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mikeacg

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#2 posted 09-09-2018 06:03 PM

What a nice yard piece Bill! I think I would have been tempted to do the wheels on the CNC as well. Did you design this or buy plans? I’m assuming the front axle pivots? Might be nice to build carts like that for my early growth plants – to roll them in and out in the spring to beat the frost…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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rtbrmb

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#3 posted 09-09-2018 06:13 PM


What a nice yard piece Bill! I think I would have been tempted to do the wheels on the CNC as well. Did you design this or buy plans? I m assuming the front axle pivots? Might be nice to build carts like that for my early growth plants – to roll them in and out in the spring to beat the frost…

- mikeacg

Mike- I used the CNC to cut the inner and outer radius of the wheels & there were no plans-all done based on what material I had and pictures from the internet.
I did not make the front axle to pivot, I figured with the clearance between the wheel and the body there wasn’t enough room to have a very big turning radius…...but it does roll nicely.

Bill

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Jerry

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#4 posted 09-09-2018 06:54 PM

WOW! Masterchef! $250,000.00 and your own cookbook! Really nice. I bet those wheels were tough.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 09-09-2018 06:58 PM

Nice vagon, nice toy…or decoration.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-09-2018 11:09 PM

Very nice little wagon. I like it!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 09-10-2018 11:20 AM

Very nice, . Would like to see it next year all planted. Great craftsmanship,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 09-10-2018 11:53 AM

Very nice.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 09-10-2018 02:34 PM

VEry kewl, looks like a fun project

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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