Saturday, July 18, 2009

Rather Than Buy a Truck, I Built a Trailer

One problem with driving the car that I do and liking projects as I do is that my car doesn't haul plywood worth a damn. I've been looking for a cheap truck for dump and lumberyard trips, but ended up buying a trailer kit instead.
It's small - 40 x 48 inches - and light enough to pull with my little BMW. I painted it to match the car, added black angle aluminum around the deck edges to keep water out and built the sides from heart redwood. (Haven't sealed or stained that yet.) The back is easily removed.
I'd say for about $300, it should prove pretty handy!