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John Wills 106/02/2020 15:04:11
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I'm making a painted hand cart that will be used at my son's wedding and then transferred to his garden. So needs to be suitable for outdoors. I envisage most of the structure will be sheet & boards around 18mm thick, apart from cart wheels, where I will need to do a bit of research.

I'm pretty much new to woodworking so guidance on suitable materials and finishes appreciated. Also construction details for replica cart wheels.

Derek Lane06/02/2020 16:17:08
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I know it is expensive but Oak would be a good choice

Big Al06/02/2020 18:47:29
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If using oak make sure that it is either European or English oak, american white oak won’t last as long.

other alternative timbers are sapele, utile or iroko.


John Wills 107/02/2020 11:32:43
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What suppliers can I look at for the timbers suggested? I do have access to a bandsaw so can cut to thickness.

Big Al07/02/2020 17:51:52
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Depends where you live, I would never recommend having timber delivered as you won’t have any control over what you will receive.


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