A Wheely Neat Idea
This wheelbarrow will surely never see a day of hard work. But as a flower planter, it can handle a load of beautiful blooms.
You could call Andrew Soucy of Leominster, Massachusetts a bit of a tinkerer. That's how this clever woodworker came up with the plan for a classic wooden wheelbarrow that's sure to give your front lawn a nostalgic feel.
"I saw one like it and made some sketches," Andrew says. "Then I threw in some of my own ideas and began making my own."
Andrew has made over 30 small decorative wheelbarrows like this one. Several of them have old iron wheels, but the favorite of gardeners in his area is the wooden-wheeled version.
"I've sold a lot of these wheelbarrows, and people always seem to want the ones with wooden wheels," he says. "I guess it just gives them a bit more old-fashioned character."
Here's What You'll Need...
- 12 feet of 1-inch x 12-inch No. 2 pine
- Two 8-foot 2-inch x 3-inch studs (these pieces actually measure 1-1/2 inches x 2-1/2 inches)
- One scrap piece of 2 x 2
- 2-1/2-inch and 1-5/8-inch galvanized deck screws
- One 1/2-inch x 8-inch carriage bolt, one nut and one washer
- Waterproof glue
Download the instructions here.
- Table saw
- Band or saber saw
- Rasp or coarse sandpaper
- Combination square