Wine Stave Shopping Cart

Along with Ezekiel’s new retro inspired play kitchen, I wanted to buy or make him a shopping cart.  He has pushed around shopping carts in Trader Joe’s and around the Gilbert House and loooves it.

I found this one on Amazon.com and liked the wooden structure and simplicity of it.  (Bonus, when we started seeing my new midwife, she had this exact shopping cart at her office so I was able to see how much Zeek loved this style and was able to take a better look.)

Source: amazon.com via Kayla on Pinterest

When I saw it, the bottom piece stood out to me.  It instantly reminded me of a wine stave (which Skyler has tons on hand of for our shop.).

As always, when my dad gets excited about a project, it pretty quickly becomes his project and he just goes to town.  So this shopping cart was completed within a couple evenings… he couldn’t even wait until I was around to help or even dictate (which is usually what I’m best at with projects with my dad, hehe).  *sigh*  Thankful for his help and ingenuity but wish I had a part of building it! 😉  Even without my dictatorship, he did a fantastic job.  (Shocker!  I really didn’t expect anything less than awesome from my dad.  He is seriously a great and talented craftsman.)

Here it is:

This shopping cart is made almost completely of wine staves, except for the handle bar which is just an oak dowel that my dad picked up from Home Depot (likely).

The two back wheel’s we picked up at the local Habitat for Humanity store for $0.50 each and spray painted them white.  The basket I found for a few dollars at Goodwill.  The front wheel, dad had in his collection of random stuff in his shop.  🙂

The wine staves were sanded, stained and coated with a sealant.  Otherwise, (since I wasn’t there) I can’t really tell you much more of how it was made…

All in all, this cart cost less than $5 and took about 4 hours for my dad to make!  It rolls around the house so smoothly and steers with ease for Ezekiel.  He loves it and immediately after opening on Christmas morning, threw some toys in to push around the house.  🙂

Thanks dad for making it; your grandson adores it!

Love,
K



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