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Forum topic by MisterBill posted 04-09-2014 11:14 AM 1469 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2014 11:14 AM

Does anyone know where I can find 4-3/4” diameter wicker wheels like the ones shown above? I have an elderly neighbor who thinks that I can fix anything (please don’t tell her the truth) and she brought me an antique toy wicker baby carriage that needs at least one of it’s wheels replaced.
I’ve done a Google Search for “wicker wheels”, tried Ebay and I looked on several craft sites, all to no avail. So far the best that I can come up with are 4-1/4” Wooden Spoked Wheels.

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#1 posted 04-11-2014 03:33 AM

That is an interesting problem to have, do they have to be strong enough to support or are they just decorative?

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#2 posted 04-11-2014 10:59 AM

As an update on my dilemma, I did a google search for “Wicker Repair Experts” and I came upon a few promising leads. Waiting for one person to return from vacation so that he can give me a price.

Mark: The wheels are mostly decorative as I am sure that only a doll was supposed to be put in the baby buggy.

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#3 posted 04-11-2014 03:38 PM

Can’t help with the wheels, but let me know if you need any rubber baby buggy bumpers.

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#4 posted 04-11-2014 10:33 PM

Mr. Pickle,

I do need some rubber baby buggy bumpers. How many can you spare?

I heard back from one of the “wicker repair experts” that I contacted and she said that making a wheel like I needed was too “labor intensive” for her.

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#5 posted 04-11-2014 11:30 PM

I’m thinking you could make one, after all you can fix anything, that lady said so. Seriously though, I’d search the places that sell supplies for caning chairs. Probably could come up with stuff that would make a wheel like that. May call one of the companies that sells the and they could give you some tips and pointers.

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#6 posted 04-12-2014 12:17 AM


I never claimed or meant to imply that I am capable of fixing “anything”, that is just what my dear wheelchair bound neighbor seems to think.
Thank you for your input and let the search continue!!

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