East Fork Factory Cart

Okay, I didn't use the Factory Cart Coffee Table plan for my version, but since mine was inspired by the same piece as the Factory Cart Coffee Table, I decided to brag.

As is the case with all my projects, I used 100% "rescued" materials (salvage, leftovers from someone else's project, garage sales, dumpsters, curbside, etc). Wood, hardware, wheel and castors, glass, glue, finishes- all of it.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
made from materials I had around here, estimated cost about $8, $5 of which was the big wheel
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Danish oil for the wood
I painted the Simpson galvanized hangers on the corners with Rustoleum (color: oil rubbed bronze) over an automobile adhesion primer coat
Recommended Skill Level


east fork spring

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 23:24

Got the wheel from a guy about 5 miles from here with a few acres packed full of all kinds of stuff. It's basically a junk yard for everything besides cars. Lots of super cool industrial-type stuff. Pretty tragic, really, since most of the stuff sits exposed to the elements year round. Anyway, I make sure my Tetanus shot is up-to-date, throw a few tools in my jacket, and go digging. I've scored a few times there. If you're near Battle Ground, WA let me know and I'll give you directions and the name of the dog that guards the joint in case you happen upon him.

In reply to by east fork spring

Martha Jones DW

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 19:26

Luky!Only other place i would have to go home to the Bronx and find this item in one of the junk stores.

Thank you for the kind offer, unfortunately I'm in Maryland. Only good thing comes out of this is the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival the weekend of mothers day in May.

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