I ran across Herrick' blog about his book and gardencart: The Whizbang Gardencart Blog a while back and wrote a post about it in my Web 2.0 blog, and I wanted to share it with you all here as well.
Herrick has written a book about how to make your own gardencart, and I'm going to buy the book and build one for a gardenfork.tv episode. Clearly Herrick is a much better carpenter than me.
Herrick also has a blog about his life as a farmer in upstate NY, The Deliberate Agrarian.
I'm already looking at the parts list. This is grand. I wish I'd looked for this stuff earlier. I'm so damn sick of using my snow shovel to carry stuff around the yard.
That's scary. I built a garden cart years ago from scrap lumber rescued from the roadside. I only had to buy the wheels. Mine was too heavy and has since been retired, but it looked EXACTLY like the one in the photo.
I might need to make one of these for my husband. Our huge metal wheelbarrow is very near death despite our many repairs. If I build the cart, I think I'll make the front panel capable of swinging out from the bottom edge so the cart would be a "dump cart." Fill cart, wheel it to dump pile, release pin, dump, replace pin, repeat! 🙂