Planter Wheelbarrow


It was time to remake the old dilapidated wheelbarrow that has served it purpose for a number of years and is falling apart. The design worked so well and lasted longer than I thought so I just remade it but changed how I assembled the parts.

Since I have a CNC I decided to mill the parts out with some accuracy this time. It didn’t take long to draw the parts and off I went to Lowe’s to pick up some Cedar.

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I failed to take some pics of the CNC cutting but the pieces came out perfect, well exactly how I had drawn them anyway.I decided to use biscuits for the assembly and broke out my biscuit joiner and started cutting.

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I assembled the frame first using the deck boards to help with the width.

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Then started on the deck

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All glued up and ready to go..

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I then created the sides in a similar fashion.

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I re-used the side hardware from the old wheelbarrow, the front hardware is threaded rod bent to shape and the rear hardware is made from aluminum scrap also bent to shape.

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I then attached the front wheel, again with some threaded rod.

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and there we go.. nice little shop project ready for Spring.

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It should be in good shape for another 10+ years…

 

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