How to create a multipurpose Rustic Wheelbarrow and materials needed:Prime Kiln Dried Board 72" x 2" x 2"- for wheelbarrow handles 3/8˝ x 48˝Wood Round Dowel - for wheel 1- 24" x 48" 1/2" Birch plywood- used for the barrel 2- 1" x 2" x 6 feet of trim 1 – Pack #8 x 1˝ Flat-Head Phillips carpenter screws 1- Wood Shims 1" nail gun 1- 1" x 8" x 6 feet treated wood for wheel and caddy insert Dark Walnut Stain House numbers Exterior paint
Barrel ConstructionMeasure and cut the wood for the barrel. The bottom board was cut 12' x 18". the two sides were 18' x "24" and the front and back of the barrel pieces were 12' x 18". The sides and front pieces were cut on an angle so that they could all fit together. All of the boards were secured with the nail gun. Tip: make sure your nail gun is aligned at the same angle as your boards or your nails will miss your boards and show....this I know. I painted the inside and outside of my barrel with exterior paint. For the rustic side of the wheelbarrow, I added wood shims with a stapler and stained the boards.For an added finish, trim pieces were cut and secured with a nailer around the top of the barrel. The trim was painted with exterior paint as well.
Wheel constructionCreate a circle template. I used a planter to create my circle. Cut your circles out with a jigsaw. Sand your edges to remove any roughness. Spray paint your wheels. To create dimension and interest, I used pieces for the 'rim' of the wheel from an old outdoor light. I applied 2 coats of silver spray paint to the dowel and rim. Drill 3/8" hole through the center of the wheel and insert the dowel.
Assembling the wheelbarrowBefore assembling the leg pieces I painted them using white exterior paint. Turn your barrel upside down and place the 2" x 2" boards on top (which is actually the bottom of the barrel) align and mark to secure. Use carpenter screws to secure handles. To create added interest to the handles, we used a wood planer to notch out handles. I say 'we' cause hubby actually handled this, since I have never used a planer before.
Caddy InsertCut your 1" x 8" board to mimic the inside dimensions of your barrel into 3 pieces for compartments. For the handle, draw an oval and cut with a jig saw. Secure all pieces together with carpenter screws. Secure each side to the top and bottom of the middle board. I used stain on my finished piece.
Finished project and extrasStock up the caddy and fill it up with your favorite campfire goodies, beverages and blankets. Wine optional. In addition to the campfire caddy, I also personalized the planter side with some house numbers just in case....... Peanut the new puppy gets lost and has to find his way back home. Don't forget that this Thursday, September 15th from 6:30- 8:00 pm, you can go to your local Home Depot to get the materials, tools and all the necessary instruction to build this Rustic Wheelbarrow as well as getting more information about all of the workshops that The Home Depot offers. You can also register for the free workshop at your local Home Depot workshop here. Ready to get this party started! Click on the links below to get more amazing ideas on how to create your own Rustic Wheelbarrow. NewlyWoodwards Keeping It Cozy The Chronicles of Home House of Wood Remodelando La Casa Pneumatic Addict The Home I Have Made Chatfield Court Homemade By Carmona My Love 2 Create Place of My Taste DIY Huntress UnCookie Cutter Sawdust 2 Stitches Cozy Little House Love of Home Duke Manor Farm Field Treasure Design Tinsel and Wheat That’s My Letter Build Basic Addicted 2 DIY Build Craft Love Averie Lane To see more of my Fall projects. click here.
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