Both the wooden wheels and metal wheels are very difficult to source for those who are restoring an old wheelbarrow or building a replica not to mention the finding the metal hardware.
The wheels and axle assemblies are made to fit between the front end of the wheelbarrow handles and attach with a supplied "J" Bolt that is drilled through the center of the handle wood. A secondary partial hole is drilled next to it for the J return part of the bolt to sink in and hold the axle tight. (See "J" Bolt Picture). The axles have adjustment nuts to center the wheel between the handle ends.
You will need the following space between the handle ends for the axle and the wheel. The axle then extends out to the width of the handle ends for the "J" Bolt to hold it in place.
15" wheel 12-1/4"
19" wheel 14-3/4"
24" wheel 17-3/4"
Sorry, we do not offer plans to build the authentic wheelbarrow. We do offer a metal wheel and plan kit to build ornamental wheelbarrows. Click Here for more information.
Wooden wheels are offered in a rough-cut grade suitable for outdoor displays or to use as an actual working wheelbarrow.
The premium-grade is more suitable for furniture grade indoor and store displays or to paint for a museum-quality display. Metal wheels are painted black.
The horseshoe-shaped bars pictured in the kit hold the side boards on the side of the wheelbarrow. Two smaller holes are drilled and then the bars are tapped into the sides leaving enough space for the sideboard picket to slide in and out. The rest of the bent end rods pictured in the kit are for the leg and front braces.
Wheelbarrow wheels and hardware kits are made in the USA by the Pennsylvania Lancaster County Amish.
Please allow 3-4 weeks for shipping.