Make a backyard flower cart (1958)

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Vintage backyard flower cart from 1958 (1)

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A few vintage flower cart examples

Here are some old-fashioned backyard flower carts made of metal (often wrought iron) and wood.

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Vintage flower carts from the 50s 60s 70s (1)

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Backyard decor: A flower cart you can make

This colorful plywood flower cart, which can also be used for serving refreshments out of doors, is an original design by Woman’s Day Workshop that you can make yourself.

Cart stands 28″ high, with canopy 61″. To build wheels, you saw out a rim 24″ in diameter, then saw out spokes and attach them to rim with glue and screws.

Wood surface for holding plants is 20″ x 40″; you drill it with holes for drainage. Hinged legs prevent tipping. Wheels, canopy, poles are removable for storage.

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