wheel barrow

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Project by Paula Perry posted 07-28-2013 12:13 AM 956 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made this last week out of some scrap i had from making raised gardens. i done it probably the craziest way ever! lol i had a piece of 1/2 plywood in a weird shape and i cut it to a 3×2 piece with a 1’ front and then cut the side to length with 1×4’s, the top one i cut with a slight slant to even up with the 6’ high front board and then the 2×3’ were cut to about 5’ so they would stick out 1’ on both ends. i drilled holes in the front of 2×3’s and place a threaded rod about 16’’ long with a 2 nuts. mower tire, 2 more nuts so tire don’t slide . then i put some epoxy on to make sure the tire didnt slide. then for the legs i used 1×3’s about 2’, made sure when sitting the bottom was even when not lifted. i used some 1×2’s for the side braces cut to fit the side hight. i hope this isnt too confusing, i usually just go at it and dont write down measurements and techniques.

-- Florida50

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#1 posted 07-28-2013 09:29 AM

Very Nice! Great job on it!
You really do everything nice!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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Paula Perry

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#2 posted 07-28-2013 10:37 AM

Thanks, I try. I am very picky about how things look that I make, I’m actually a drawing artist, only started doing woodworking last summer. I done it when I was very young, but there was a big gap of not doing it, now I can’t stop.. I’m a wood horder.. Lmbo!

-- Florida50

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#3 posted 07-28-2013 03:06 PM

This is real nice, Paula. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 07-29-2013 10:45 AM

G’Day Paula,
I made a similar wheel barrow for my girls 20 plus years ago and it’s still all in one piece after many years of play & work, even being left out in the yard…..
Yours looks great and will being heaps of fun and play, well done…...

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Paula Perry

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#5 posted 07-29-2013 11:23 PM

Thanks, I do keep it outside, it’s kind of big and slightly heavy, I made mine to haul my garden stuff around, I made raised gardens this year and this wheel barrow really helps!

-- Florida50

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#6 posted 07-31-2013 02:24 PM

That’s a great and useful project. Like the design and how you assemble all the components. Great work!

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