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- Crates and Pallet Crate
- 2″x 2″ board (x 2)
- 2″x 8″ Board
- 1/2″ Dowel Rod
- Shelf Supports (x2) *Optional*
- Spray Paint *Optional*
- Paint and/or Stain
- 1″ wood Screws
- Miter Saw
- Drill w/ 1/2″ bit
- Nail Gun or Drill
- * I used a lathe to make the handles rounded *
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- (2) @ 8″ -Legs
- (2) @ 36″- Handles
Dowel Rod @
Step 2. Cut Down Crate
While I loved the original full size crate, I wanted mine to be a little more shallow. SO, I cut off the top slat. Just ran it through the table saw, rotated it, ran it through again, and again. Boom, decapitated crate.
Step 3. Cut Out Wheel
I drew a 7″ circle on a my 2″x 8″, then cut it out with a jigsaw.
Step 4. Drill Hole for Dowel Rod
Naturally you will want to drill the whole in the “wheel” in the dead center, or it will wobble a little wonky when you push it. But honestly, this isn’t really built for functionality, so if you miss the mark breathe deep… it’s gonna be okay.
Ok so when you drill the hole in the “handles” it will take a little finesse and/or some fudging to make it work. I drilled my 1/2″ holes approximately 1 1/2′ from the end of the handle. It is APPROXIMATELY a 5 degree angle. I took the very mathematical approach and just winged it (wong it?).
Step 5. Attach Legs to Handles
I then attached the “legs” to the “handles”. I placed mine 11.5″ from the end (centered). I attached using wood glue and tacked it on using 2″ finish nails. ( I knew I would be attaching shelf supports later). If you do not plan to use supports, I would suggest using something a little beefier. Example : 2.5″ Wood Screw (Pre-drilled)
Step 6. Add Supports (Optional)
This step is optional, but I am not going to lie, I feel like these supports totally “MAKE” this wheelbarrow. I purchased these from Home Depot. I simply scuffed them up and spray painted those suckers.
Then attach! You can use a wafer head screw, OR a finish washers and screws.
Step 7. Add Wheel to Handles
Remember how I said I was kind of winging it when I drilled the holes for the dowel rod? I found that it was easiest to assemble the dowel rod/wheel/handles before attaching it to the crate. It allowed for a little more wiggle room.
Step 8. Attach Crate to Handles
Step 9. Finishing Touches
Then of course is my favorite part! The finishing touches! I used a small piece of MDF paneling and cut out and oval using a jigsaw. Then I just painted on some charming lettering and called it good!
There you have it folks, my take on the Home Depot Wheelbarrow!
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