I enjoy being able to make gifts for my family and friends. So when my sister had a wagon for her porch on her birthday list, I knew I could make that birthday gift wish come true.
My old green wagon was the inspiration for the wagon for my sister.
I had a set of front wagon wheels and a set of back wheels from a different wagon. I am not sure why I had 2 different wheels and have no idea where the matching wheels went. But, I like that they are different, it adds to the charm.
I decided to make the wagon box the same size as my green one (26" x 18") out of pallet wood. I cut five boards 26" long and two 16 1/2" long for the ends. I screwed the long sides to two of the bottom pieces.
Next secure the end pieces with clamps and screw them in place.
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Add the middle bottom board. I wanted spaces between the boards on the bottom because I think my sis will put flower pots in it and I don't want water to pool in the bottom of the wagon. (Drills you see are the best. You can get them HERE)
Next, I secured the wagon wheels to the box.
When I turned it over I realized the back set was shorter so I had to remove them and use a block of wood to raise the wheels up.
I removed the plastic handle and drilled a hole with a 3/4" paddle bit into a dowel to make a wood handle. I secured it with super glue.
I stained the wagon with dark walnut stain by Minwax (HERE). I then applies a quick clear coat so the stain would not bleed through the paint. Typically I paint and then stain. But, I wanted to keep the paint a nice, bright white rather than off-white.
I hope she enjoys using it on her porch-- I know I have fun decorating with my wagon through the seasons.