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Project by GrandmaT posted 05-09-2009 04:26 PM 21613 views 3 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone … I can hardly type cuz I am doing the “happy dance” !!!

Hubby has been talking about building me a replica of a project he saw on LJ … it is an Old Fashioned Wooden Wheelbarrow. When he showed me the picture and I said, “OHHHH YES, PLEASE!!!” Sooooooo, this afternoon he headed out to his workshop and a couple of hours later he surprised me with this wonderful, little wheelbarrow.

It was made out of scrap wood he had laying around and purposely left “rough”. Measures 43 inches long from handle to tip of wheel and is 17 inches high.

I decided the strawberries would look quite lovely in this planter. I have a few spots around the yard I want to “try out” this priceless gift before settling on a permanent “home” for it. But for now it is resting on the back patio.

Thank you sweetie … I LOVE this new addition to my garden!!!!!!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --



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rosewood513

420 posts in 3158 days
hardiness zone 6b

posted 05-09-2009 04:46 PM

I just love it, nice job.
Rosemarie

-- If you always do what you always did, then you will always get what you always got!...Lanoka Harbor, NJ 6b

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XploreOrganics

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 05-09-2009 04:53 PM

I like it! It will look even better when the wood ages and it’s covered in berries…Nice work.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 05-09-2009 04:55 PM

I saw that wheelbarrow on LJ as well and thought—hmmmm!!!

this is wonderful (hats off to the builder :) ) and strawberries will look WONDERFUl in it.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Jason

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posted 05-09-2009 05:08 PM

Love scrap projects! Great job, Russel…and congrats to G’ma on your porta-berries!

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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Eklectic

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 05-09-2009 05:12 PM

Woohooo! Nice surprise!!
I really like that! And the strawberries in there will look so sweet!!:-)
Hat’s off to DH!!:-)

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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dini

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hardiness zone 5

posted 05-09-2009 05:33 PM

Nice!
THose strawberries look almost as happy as you must be.
Russel is such a sweetie!

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 3580 days
hardiness zone 6b

posted 05-09-2009 08:16 PM

I’ve really got to build one of those some time.. I’ve got some scrap rough sawn poplar laying around from when I did the fence last year… Only thing I lack is a funky fresh wheel..

Where did that wheel come from? Wish I could find one.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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Iris43

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 05-09-2009 08:35 PM

Very nice, GranT. Russel is a sweetheart. Those strawberries are going to prosper and grow nicely in their new home.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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GrandBob

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hardiness zone 6b

posted 05-10-2009 12:17 AM

Great Project. Right down my alley. I love to Garden and I love to make Garden Stuff out of Wood. But how can I find a wheel like that? Did your hubby weld it up himself? Great Job!
Bob
http://GrandBobsGarden.Blogspot.Com

-- Grandbob

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Russel

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posted 05-10-2009 05:56 AM

The wheel came from ByGone Workshop nice folks in Marshall, Michigan. They sell 10, 15 and 24 inch wheels, axle assemblies and plans.

-- Everyone needs someone irrationally committed to their future.

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Bon

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 05-10-2009 08:31 AM

Wow you are so lucky GramT.Strawberries on the move (lol).Tell Russel it looks really good.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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GrandmaT

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posted 05-10-2009 09:10 AM

Thanks everyone, yah I am VERY fortunate to have a hubby who enjoys “being a Lumberjock”!! And I will be sure to tell Russel that everyone thought he did a great job!!! :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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jroot

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posted 05-10-2009 08:38 PM

It is uncanny that you posted this, GrandmaT. I missed it in LJ, but I was thinking of making one of these, anyway. I have the wheel, and was very seriously contemplating making one for the front of the house. I think that I would close in the back, to keep the dirt in, but that would be for a specific purpose anyway. I did make one a few years ago at my old house.

Great job, Russel.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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springwood

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posted 05-11-2009 12:41 AM

Wish my hubby was as handy as yours Grandma T…....that would look lovely on my new patio when hubby gets around to it.

-- Derbyshire------- English Countryside

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GrandmaT

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posted 05-11-2009 09:02 AM

Thank you jroot, I’m sure Russel will see your kind comment. Be sure to post pics if/when you build yours … be very cool that we would have similar wheelbarrows!!

And thanks springwood … bet it would look lovely on your patio.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Anthony

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posted 05-11-2009 09:56 AM

Fantastic! Your husband has golden hands! :)

-- http://www.homegardenseedsorganic.com

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GrandmaT

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posted 05-11-2009 11:48 AM

Why thank you Anthony … I do love what he makes; just like your wife loves what you make for her. :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MistyBlue

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posted 05-12-2009 10:51 AM

Wonderful! My Grandmother had one in her garden when I was a child. I remember trying to ride in it when there weren’t berries in hers! Thanks for the good memories and be blessed with a bunch of your own!

-- MistyBlue, Willits, California

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GrandmaT

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posted 05-12-2009 02:15 PM

Thank you MistyBlue … yah hoping for some sweet berries; although they are right in direct path for hubby in the morning and evening walks to the truck … hmmmmmm, wonder if I will get any??? hahahaha!!!!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Dahlitsa

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posted 05-12-2009 02:34 PM

How nice. Now what have you put in it?

-- Dahlitsa

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Desktopgem

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posted 05-12-2009 02:55 PM

It’s so cute. Imagine you can wheel the strawberries right up to the kitchen or wherever and serve from the barrow! Perhaps hang a little cream jug on the side and one for water to rinse and couldn’t be better.

-- Desktopgem

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GrandmaT

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posted 05-12-2009 05:35 PM

Thank you :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Desktopgem

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posted 05-13-2009 02:20 PM

I went to a garden centre today and you never guess what I saw and paid special attention to when I did. I beautiful wooden wheelbarrow! I was tempted to buy it for myself just because you put your project up here. However, no room for my arms to carry it and no money to buy it and no room to put it when I got home. If it wasn’t for your project I probably would have bypassed even seeing it, so thank you for posting your project. It like when you buy a new car, suddenly you see them everywhere and you never did before.

-- Desktopgem

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GrandmaT

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posted 05-13-2009 03:38 PM

There have been many a posting here of certain flowers … and I too have run across them. I find it puts a smile on my face and I remember that GT member and their “project or blog”. It is very cool indeed.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Rustic

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 05-16-2009 06:28 PM

That is awesome GrandmaT. Hubby does do some nice work. Thank you for the hollyhocks today.

Rick and Nancy

-- Rick Kruse Kentwood, MI zone 5b

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GrandmaT

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posted 05-16-2009 07:14 PM

You are most welcome … just a bit of “my garden” for yours!! :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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jroot

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posted 05-16-2009 07:53 PM

Bought some lumber today for my wheel barrel. Maybe I will find some time in the next few days.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 3580 days
hardiness zone 6b

posted 05-16-2009 08:07 PM

I’d love to have one of those old fashioned wagons @ 3/4 size or so. Be so nice in the yard.

One of these days.. After all the other major stuff is done.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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GrandmaT

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posted 05-17-2009 10:54 AM

Good luck jroot … and be sure to show us your finished wheelbarrow!! Be fun to know we both have one …

And with your yard Scott, a larger wheelbarrow would indeed look great.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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SteveKorz

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posted 04-15-2012 06:23 PM

I really like this, I’m going to have to make one for my wife, she is going to love it!!!

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drfixit

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posted 04-15-2012 06:26 PM

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leeman

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posted 09-11-2014 03:15 AM

I already have a broken door, which I think perfect to make this kind of stuff, after all I also have few meters of gardens veggies.. since I already replaced the door and got it from this link, its time to make invention,.

-- check me at http://caldwells.com/exterior-doors - 2070 Newcomb Avenue, Unit B, San Francisco, CA 94124.

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