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Forum topic by birdguy posted 06-11-2010 11:55 AM 1100 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-11-2010 11:55 AM

I was wondering has anyone hear bought a truck or trailer just for there woodworking hobby? I have vthe want for aq enclosed trailer I just dsont knoow why

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#1 posted 06-11-2010 05:31 PM

Don’t do it—-Everyone will want you to help them move.
(Just kidding)


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#2 posted 06-11-2010 05:40 PM

I remember seeing a trailer in FWW that all four sides opened and it was a full blown wood shop

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-11-2010 05:41 PM

I have a pickup truck, but it wasn’t bought specifically for woodworking. I have with the exception of about a 3 year period, always had trucks of some sort, pickup truck, van or whatever… You ever tried moving a completed book case in a Toyota Celica?

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#4 posted 06-11-2010 10:24 PM

I built myself a small 4’x8’ utility trailer using some dimensional lumber, plywood, and the guts of an old boat trailer. Total cost was about $80-100 and it works fine for carting wood and other large items around.

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#5 posted 06-11-2010 10:51 PM

I have a 16ft landscape trailer I was looking at the enclosed weather tite for some part time storage untill I can build a new. And then use it to hall some lumber and if I decide to start selling some of my creations use it to haul them I do have a truck but again like weather tight I. Might trade in my landscasper on a 16ft one I haven’t used the landscaper yet this year or moved it

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#6 posted 06-11-2010 11:25 PM

I used to have a full sized pick-up truck which was great for hauling lumber.

I traded for a Colorado Crew Cab and I put a cap on the back. That is not a good truck for hauling lumber, but a basic 4×8 utility trailer works great. I bought a basic (cheap) trailer with steel mesh and I modified it with a treated plywood floor and treated 2×12 front, sides and removable tail gate.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 06-14-2010 05:13 AM

Tools in vehicles are a good place to get them ripped off if you don’t need them to be mobile.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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