|Project by Bryan Cramer||posted 03-04-2013 04:15 AM||1129 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
I built this a few years ago for a professional photographer who needed a small wheelbarrow to use in photo shoots. It is just large enough to seat a small kid in it. The rear side is removable enabling it to hold small kids inside safely, while still providing a traditional look when needed. I built it using 3/4” pine plywood and 2X material purchased a home center. The wheel is made of 4 pieces of 3/4” plywood glued together. The outer 2 layers are just rings; the inner 2 have the spokes cut into them. The wheel is painted black. The rest of the wheelbarrow is painted with a lighter base coat, then a darker top coat; both are shades of brown (latex paint). I use denatured alcohol to eat through the outer coat in high wear places like edges to reveal the lighter under coat. This gives it a aged look. Pictures online gave me the inspiration.
Note: I made this project in high school. If you are looking for my business website with all of my latest work here is the link http://www.greatplainsdesignworks.com/gallery.html .
-- Bryan Cramer at Great Plains Design Works www.greatplainsdesignworks.com