Many gardeners fondly remember, and may still own, the original Model 26 Garden Way garden cart. This revolutionary cart made hauling soil, mulch, and other materials much easier than using a wheelbarrow. Although Garden Way has long been out of business, a number of similar garden carts are on the market. But if you're handy and want to save a little money, why not build your own!
Herrick Kimball is passionate about garden carts, and he's written a book, Anyone Can Build a Whizbang Garden Cart, that guides you in the process. Kimball estimates the cost of materials -- some salvaged, some new -- is about $200. His carts are lighter in weight than commercially available ones.
Kimball is so zealous about helping people build their own garden carts that he has created a blog where he answers questions and clarifies points in the book. To check out Kimball's blog and get more information about the book, go to: The Whizbang Garden Cart Blog.
Article published on September 11, 2007.