Replica Vendor- Market-Peddler- Cart Wheels & Plans
The CCW Market Cart plans and wheels allow you to build a cute miniature old-fashioned market cart for ornamental yard displays or as functional store displays. Use reclaimed lumber or new lumber. The cart in the pictures was built using treated lumber to use outdoors.
Market carts were popular at the turn of the century as street vendors would load up their wares to sell along the city streets. Today they are still popular for merchandise and yard displays.
The kit includes plans, metal wheels, and axles to build a 48” long x 24” wide x 25” tall replica of an old-fashioned vendor market cart.
This is not a complete hardware kit. You will need to purchase some of the flat stock listed in the material to easily bend in a vise and drill to make some of the metal brackets. You get two 24” metal eight-spoke wheels, two-axle stubs, cotter keys and washers, and the plans. You will need to purchase the lumber, bolts, nuts, screws, and 1/8” x 1” x 36” flat steel stock to make the optional tongue leg and tailgate brackets. The plans include a basic material list. The wheels and axles ship unpainted raw metal so that you have the option of allowing them to weather with the wood naturally or paint with a painted wagon.
Unique bolt-on axle stubs allow the wagon to be made to any width. Some vise bending and drilling of metal strips will be required for the brackets. Some basic woodworking tools and skills will be needed to decipher the plans and to transfer the measurements in order to build your market cart.
Plans provide two old-fashioned tailgate options of either a tie rod or side bracket supports. The plans include an option to add a tongue support leg to sit the cart level or to leave it off if you want the cart to tilt forward to better display items.
Wagon gear assembles just like an old-fashioned market cart and the wagon box fits on top. Be as creative as you want to add such things as a canvas cover or display racks.
Please Note: While the wheels are made sturdy they are not recommended to carry passengers. They are recommended for ornamental purposes and for use on hand push cultivators and other implements.
The last picture is a customer built cart using our plans and kit for his jewelry business. He modified the dimensions to accommodate a removable top with two foldout wings.
The hardware is made in a small one-man shop, please allow 3-4 weeks for shipping.
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