Wheelbarrow Prop

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Project by Bryan Cramer posted 03-04-2013 04:15 AM 1306 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
Wheelbarrow Prop
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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 .

-- Bryan Cramer at Great Plains Design Works

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 04:51 AM

Looks nice, now if my kids had this around the house it would not be in such good shape. (Laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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