There is always something that needs to be taken from the car trunk to the back yard. You need this cart. Whether you have in mind hauling hay bales or pony packs of petunias, building a simple garden cart will be an essential tool for your yard. This will take a few hours of work with normal woodworking tools.
Have the lumber company cut all wood pieces to measure. Sand each piece to prepare it for painting.
Paint all the wood pieces with Barn Red paint. Give them at least three coats, and dry thoroughly between each coat.
Screw the side panels to the bottom piece. Screw the front panel to the side panels. The end is left open.
Drill a hole 1 inch in from the ends of the two 2x2x20 inch alder pieces to accommodate the metal rod. Attach the other ends under the front of the cart spaced just far enough apart to slide the wagon wheel in place and insert the rod through the holes and wheel. Be sure the wheel doesn’t bind. At the same time, make sure it isn’t wobbly between the two wooden braces.
Insert the rod and wheel and secure the apertures with rod pins through the predrilled holes in the end of the metal rod.
Screw in the two back legs at each corner and screw the two handles to the open side of the cart. They should be about 20 inches apart.
Finish the cart with 3 or 4 coats of lacquer to protect it from outside elements. Let dry between coats.