I’ve had the vision of this multi-purpose wagon in my head for some time now after seeing this picture. It’s so nice to have it be reality. Summer activities will be much improved because of it.
It’s perfect to haul kids to the park for a picnic, and will be a dream come family reunion and camping time. How hard is it with a baby to find places for naps several times a day when you are away from home? Now if baby will cooperate, we won’t have that problem any more.
With a swinging door, I won’t have to worry about kids trying to climb in and out and tipping the whole thing over. Relief.
And of course, I had to add a cute covered cushion and coordinating cozy pillows. Perfect for dirty little feet to relax in.
I will be showing you how to make the yellow pillow in another coming post, but the other pillow ideas came from V and Co. Am I the only one that thinks a wagon needs to be accessorized?
Now, thoughts of this wagon would still be stealing my sleep if it weren’t for my handy dandy hubby. (He really needs a wood shop so my car can have the garage back). I had some pretty difficult requests, and he made them all happen, beautifully.
However, the request to take a lot of pictures so my readers can make their own, was somehow forgotten. I don’t think he gets this blog thing 😉
So instead, I’ll have him insert some instruction here. This makes me very nervous. Don’t judge my blog by any of his possible unusual comments. Just know, with my brain and his skills with the saw, we make a good team.
Take it deary –
1 front and 1 side panel from a crib
1×4 and 1×6 pine
3 inch carriage bolt
2 2 inch x 1 inch hinges
nails (1 inch and 1 1/2)
2 5/8 steel rods
8 inch tires
1 inch steel tube
5/8 push caps
6 inch lazy susan plate bearing
1 1/2 lock slide
For the sides I cut our recalled crib panels in half height wise and placed them around the upper deck. The deck was made with 1×4 pine boards nailed on two supports. The tires and axles were connected to 1×4 pine boards. I used a Lazy Susan bearing plate (found at Home Depot) to make the front tire assemble turn. The handle was made of 1 inch steel tubing and connected to the front axle with a 3 inch carriage bolt. The tires are 8 inch hand truck tires.
That’s enough from me. Back to you, Cami.
Okay. So unless your like Ana White, that probably makes no sense to you. But I hope it helps any of you desirous of this wagon to make it or find a handy person to make it for you.
That would give me a lot more time.
I could go on picnics every day with the girls if I did that.
Naaaa. Interesting thought though.
So, anyone besides my husband think sewing them picnic outfits was a bit much? I couldn’t help myself. Actually, I was lucky enough to already have one for the baby that matched her sisters skirts. Good thing too, I ran out of time and motivation.
Perfect opportunity to take some cute pictures and experiment with photo editing.
Speaking of pictures, I’ve scrimped and saved for months upon months for a DSLR camera. Anybody have suggestions for the best camera I could get for about 600 bucks? This is not a rhetorical question, I would love suggestions if you have any to give.
I never want to have to pay for JCPenny portraits again. That’s my justification.
These cuties deserve so much better. (not that I could really ever do that 🙂
And like I don’t have enough hobbies to keep me busy and the wallet empty.