Restored antique wheelbarrow with art deco style

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Project by Scott posted 01-18-2013 02:24 PM 8535 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This old wheelbarrow needed some help, as you can see in the last photo. The wood was rotted and the metal tub was rusted through at the bolts. I reused all the metal except for the tub. All the wood was old stuff that was laying around the shop. I used softwood so it would be as light as possible. The sides are 1/4” plywood and can be removed for carrying large items. I carved the handles for comfort and added some art deco styling for interest.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 01-18-2013 03:51 PM

Pretty pleased with your wood wheelbarrow. Good salvage. Great job.

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#2 posted 01-18-2013 04:25 PM

Good job this looks really cool/

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 04:45 PM

pretty cool Scott. Good job

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#4 posted 01-18-2013 05:17 PM

Thats a really cool idea! Im going to have to do that to mine lol!

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#5 posted 01-18-2013 07:15 PM

Great job on restoring it. It looks great than a new one.


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#6 posted 01-19-2013 06:05 AM

Nice save : )

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