Well I wanted to have the most versatile trailer I could and sometimes you need it to be covered; I am taking a road trip in several weeks with luggag...
This is a great mod for anyone who owns a utility trailer. Basically all you need is a Quick-Crate,a trailer, and a little sweat. You can buy Quick-Crates at quickcrate.com they have a large selection of stock crates that you can get shipped in about 24 hrs.
And this is what happens if you don't use high quality exterior grade plywood with the added protection of a premium outdoor stain.
Step 2: The Breakdown
First I needed to get all the old wood off the trailer. I did this with a hammer and a reciprocating saw.
Then I got the rust off with a wire brush, sand paper, and a right angle grinder with a wire brush attachment.
Step 3: The Paint Job
I put 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of blue automotive paint.
Step 4: Wheels and Axle
I took the trailer to the professionals to have 2 new tires put on, and the axle's bearings repacked. It only cost about $45 per tire to have the bearings and races replaced, so I did that instead of just having them repacked. Then I went and got a weatherproof lighting kit and installed that per the directions included with the kit.
Step 5: Stain the Quick-Crate
As you can see in the pictures; I chose a natural coloured stain so the beauty of the wood wouldn't go unnoticed. The stain is going to make this last a lot longer; I plan to get many years of use out of this trailer.
Bio:I was a chef for 14 years, Was Gainfully unemployed for a year doing side projects and carpentry work. After a year of me harassing them for a job; I now work for League MFG. Quick Crate North America...read more »