Intro: Trolley With Fruit Box
Hello This car was made using a box of fruit that would go straight to the trash.
I hope this creation can serve as an idea for you also recycle this material.
Step 1: Materials:
- A box of fruit;
- A wooden board *
I used a cutting mdf that I had at home and made the wheels with a saw. But the wheels can be made using the side of another wooden box.
- Nails (about 16 units);
- White glue;
- Sanding wood;
- Popsicle sticks (about 38);
- 20 sows;
- 8 washers;
- Threaded rod about 45 cm. Cut into three parts: two 20cm and one of five (I bought this rod at hardware stores. It is like a screw head);
- Paint, glue, etc. ....
Step 2: Assembling
Disassemble the parts and sanding, removing splinters. Be careful because the slats can break thinner at the edges where they were set previously. If this happens, these tips can be sawn.
After sanding, the pieces are already in a very good finish.
Assemble the box, taking care to nail the strips slowly and only small nail can split. I preached exactly where the clips had before. They were very firm.
This box was already without two slats that sit over. So, I glued some Popsicle sticks close to the bottom of the cart. was a good alternative.
Step 3: Weels
The wheels I made using a drill with a saw cup. They were some flaws that were fixed by sanding them.
- With the smaller piece of metal rod, held the wheels with the help of nuts and washers, as stated and put into the drill. Just plug the drill and hit the edges with the help of sandpaper.
Step 4: Axis and the Amount of Shaft
The amount of the shaft to the wheels I made using 6 Popsicle sticks, as the figures.
Each axis of the wheels was made with a metal rod, nuts and 4 aruelas 8.
The axes of the wheels, put some nuts not to be out of position while walking. But I found that walking a few nuts tightened and loosened other. Just put in the correct position and give a drop of glue that stopped loosening.
Step 5: Final Assembly
After that, paste the amount of the shaft at the base of the cart and ready. The decoration and painting is up to you.
Note: This cart was made for my daughter play with nail polish from her mother so had the need to move the wheels. She loved it. The mother, not so much .... However, it can be done only with the wheels on either side glued to the cart to become a gift basket, cd's holder, etc. .... The imagination is the limit.