How to Build a Bicycle Trailer from Plywood

How to build a bicycle trailer from plywoodThis trim bicycle trailer combines lightness with strength, and a large number of packages may be carried within it. The body is constructed mainly of plywood, assembled with three-cornered cleats, screws, and glue. (Cleats of this type also make it easy to clean accumulated litter out of the corners.) Axle supports are braced with a cross member, and standard balloon wheels are used on the original model. The rubber collar inserted in the hitch makes for quiet running. Waterproof plywood is the best to use, but in any case give the wood two or three coats of shellac or paint it as desired.

bicycle trailer from plywood diagram

Plywood is used for the body, axle supports, and cross member. The wheels are of a commercial balloon type.

A rubber collar between the tongue of the trailer and the bicycle bracket, as shown below, makes a silent hitch.

bicycle trailer diagram 2

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