Build an All-Terrain Cart

The all-terrain material cart

The 26-inch-long crosspieces are supported by 60-inch-long stringers, one of which I positioned on the flat when I welded the pieces together, so that the bed tilts slightly. This helps keep lumber tight against the upright arms when the cart bounces over bumps.

One of the cart's key features is a long extension handle that I made out of 1 1/4-inch-square tube; it slides into 1 1/2-inch-square receiver tube welded to the uprights 20 inches above the bed.

To help hold materials that don’t stack nicely — like old studs or siding riddled with nails — I welded brackets to the frame to support removable 1-inch-diameter poles.

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