I have made three of these dog sleds from stuff I was going to trash. Build time is 30-60 minutes. The sleds are featherweight, durable and will provide hours of fun..
Step 1: Alpha and beta sleds
I turned the chair around on the next two and found that offers much more control. You can hold the arms to stand on the spreader bar and sit on your knees up on the chair once you're cruising.
Step 2: Tools and Materials
1 old plastic lawn chair
1 pair old skis
1x2” or 1x4” piece of wood 24" long
6ea. - #10 x 2” machine screws,
6ea. - #10 nuts,
2ea. – 1.5” drywall screws
I quickly built the 1st chair just using drywall screws but they eventually broke and/or loosened.
3/8” drill bit
5/32” drill bit
Phillips head screwdriver
3/8” deep socket or wrench (or 3/8” wrench or nut driver)
Hot glue gun
Step 3: Bolt the chair to the skis
Use a piece of 1x2” or 1x4” as a spreader bar/ footstand for the front chair legs as they are wider than the back ones.
Bolt the chair to the skis.