Make a Moving Dolly out of a Shopping Cart!

Posted on Nov 08, 2009 in DIY Projects

Make a Hand Truck Out of a Shopping Cart

via: LifeHacker


So you need to move some large, heavy stuff, but you don’t want to throw out your back? Instead of renting or paying two hundred dollars for your own moving dolly, DIY web site Instructables details how to make your own.

The project requires an old shopping cart and some pretty heavy-duty tools (and the project does require some welding), but it shouldn’t take you more than an hour or two, and you’ll have saved quite a bundle on a dolly. The guide is pretty detailed and takes it step-by-step, so it shouldn’t be remarkably difficult either—in fact, the hardest part is probably finding a shopping cart (although the author mentions that most stores will gladly give you old, soon-to-be-discarded carts).

Hayden’s Note:

….or, you could just “find” one late at night in the parking lot of your local grocery store.  But be forewarned; that would be illegal.  Wal-Mart would be a better choice anyway as they have much nicer shopping carts than your typical mom’n’pop grocery store…but…Wal-Mart employs about 18 cameras on the front side of the typical ‘SuperCenter’ store.

…so wear a ninja mask.

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