DIY: Wagon Wheel Plans

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DIY: Wagon Wheel Plans
Wagon wheel plans helps builders make a solid wagon wheel (wheel image by Dusan Radivojevic from

A woodworking plan is much more than simply showing the reader how to properly nail wooden pieces together. Any woodworking plan, including a wagon wheel woodworking plan, requires dedication, precision, creativity and expertise. The plan also needs to be credible, understandable and user-friendly. Finishing a polished and detailed wagon wheel plan is rewarding, as it can not only be a guide to producing wagon wheels, but can also be sold for a small profit.

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Things you need

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Pencil crayons
  • Ruler
  • Picture of final product
  • Information on supplies and tools

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  1. 1

    Create a sketch of the wagon wheel. The sketch should be detailed and show the wagon wheel from various angles, including the side, bottom and top. Create various sketches or images to show as many angles or viewpoints of the wheel as possible. The sketches reflect what the final wagon wheel will look like when complete.

  2. 2

    Add the measurements of the wagon wheel to the sketches. The measurements should include an overall wagon wheel measurement and the measurements within the wheel, such as internal diameter and the dimensions of the spokes in the wheel. Include the height, length and width of the piece with each sketch.

  3. 3

    Sketch each piece required to assemble the wagon wheel separately. Underneath each sketch, write down the measurements of each piece and inform the reader of specific angles or cuts required for each piece.

  4. 4

    Create an items-required list for the wagon wheel plan. List the proper tools and supplies needed to cut the wooden pieces accurately, to assemble the wheel and to polish and finish it. Add tips or advice for the reader. For example, explain why lumber is a better choice of wood than plywood for making the wheel and why using screws is a more secure method of attaching the wooden pieces than nails.

  5. 5

    Create an alternative list of tools and supplies. The alternative list will offer other options for the builder to use, in case some of the required tools and supplies cannot be acquired for the assembly process.

  6. 6

    Use pencil crayons to add colour to the sketches. Use realistic colours for the sketches, so do not use red or green for the wooden pieces. Instead, use yellow or brown so the wooden wagon wheel plan looks realistic. Colours will not only help the readers understand the plan, but will make it come alive.

  7. 7

    Write a detailed step-by-step guide and explain how the reader can assemble the wagon wheel using the plan. Do not assume that the reader knows how to assemble or build a wagon wheel, so include details and be clear in your writing.

  8. 8

    Insert a photograph of the finished wagon wheel. A picture of the finished product shows readers what they are building and how they can expect the wagon wheel to look once it is complete. This picture is often the deciding factor in whether or not a reader will attempt to build the wooden project in question, so ensure it looks good.

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