A utility cart is practical around your home, especially to carry plants, fertilizer, firewood, compost/dirt, stones/rocks, hay or straw. This garden cart is designed from wet carpet Melbourne an older Agri-Fab garden cart, which is similar to the old Garden Way cart.
The older cart gave out after a few years. The 1/2″ plywood bottom used in the original garden cart is not strong enough to handle heavy work. The bottom of my cart split open when carrying rocks for landscaping. Not only that, the metal sub-structure began to rust after cleaning out the cart with water. Do you want a garden cart that falls apart?
A lot of the carts plans are too difficult. And some carts are needlessly heavy. I wanted simple plans for a practical cart. Do you?
This garden cart is more stable than a wheelbarrow with only one wheel. You can use it with one hand. You position the wheel axle to provide excellent balance. You can effortlessly lift or pull even very heavy loads. You cannot do that with a wheelbarrow.
This cart takes a weekend to construct, and will last a long time. The 3/4″ plywood has aluminum edging to prevent splintering and to make the panels last longer. The sub-structure is made from Aluminum Angle. The axle is 3/4″ aluminum rod to prevent rust and allow the bearing wheels to rotate smoothly. The handle and stand are made from 3/4″ electrical conduit bent by a local electrical shop – free.
You use less than one sheet of plywood for this project, along with some 1/2″ aluminum channel for edging, and 3/4″ electrical conduit. All of this is readily available at your local Lowe’s or Home Depot. And the plans include a best place to buy for everything else, including the pneumatic bike wheels.
When ready to finish you can use stain and spar urethane or you can paint the plywood for preservation.
You can build this cart for a lot less than you can buy. And, it is sturdier than anything on the market today! Current pricing on these carts range from $250 plus. Why spend that kind of that kind of money for a cheaply made cart?
Below is a short video clip on some of the features of this garden cart. I think you will enjoy watching the video:
You will get immense satisfaction in building your own garden cart. And it will last a lot longer than anything you can buy. In addition, you can build this garden cart to any size that you need. Plus it saves your back, helping you avoid a fortune in medical bills.