My latest project - an old wagon


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Here is my latest project. It was buried in one of the barns on the property I bought. The chassis is all hand hewn wood so I'm going to guess it is from the late 1800s. The side boards are mill cut and fastened on with 1922 license plates. The bottom boards are gone but I have some that match the side boards so that won't be a problem. I have a period correct seat for it and will install it when the floor is repaired. Once the wood is all sealed and the metal is phosphates to stop the rust, it will go out in the front yard and be filled with seasonal plants and decorations.
 
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From October through December will be quite easy to decorate. Summer will probably be mostly potted flowers except for July 4. I welcome any suggestions for the rest of the year. I live in the uppermost North Carolina so I can grow plants almost year around with my little greenhouses.
 
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Hi,

What a wonderful find and project; thanks for sharing it. (y)

Initially when I saw "Silentrunning" and something with wheels attached in the US I immediately thought a biv "V eight" is going to be dropped in? :);):)

Kind regards, Colin.
 

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View attachment 28975View attachment 28976Here is my latest project. It was buried in one of the barns on the property I bought. The chassis is all hand hewn wood so I'm going to guess it is from the late 1800s. The side boards are mill cut and fastened on with 1922 license plates. The bottom boards are gone but I have some that match the side boards so that won't be a problem. I have a period correct seat for it and will install it when the floor is repaired. Once the wood is all sealed and the metal is phosphates to stop the rust, it will go out in the front yard and be filled with seasonal plants and decorations.
What a piece of history!
very cool-talk about a barn find!
have fun with the project and keep posting as you go.
 
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View attachment 28975View attachment 28976Here is my latest project. It was buried in one of the barns on the property I bought. The chassis is all hand hewn wood so I'm going to guess it is from the late 1800s. The side boards are mill cut and fastened on with 1922 license plates. The bottom boards are gone but I have some that match the side boards so that won't be a problem. I have a period correct seat for it and will install it when the floor is repaired. Once the wood is all sealed and the metal is phosphates to stop the rust, it will go out in the front yard and be filled with seasonal plants and decorations.

Wow, how fantastic Silentrunning. You obviously keep very busy. I love a project myself but yours are a little bigger than mine. ;):)
 
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