How to Make a Wood Hauling Sled

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How to Make a Wood Hauling Sled
A sled can haul wood from the shed to the wood stove. (firewood image by Nikolay Lapitsky from Fotolia.com)

If you store your firewood in an outside shed and need to get the wood to the house, try using a modified child's snow sled. Turn one of the small plastic sleds into a pulk to move the wood across the snow and ice to the house. This presents an inexpensive method of transporting the heat source across the snow and ice. Modify a sled in a few moments of time and use it all season.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 8mm nylon cord
  • Utility knife and lighter
  • C-clamps
  • Power drill
  • Metal grommets
  • Liquid super adhesive
  • Plastic snow sled with sides
  • Canvas tarp

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Set the sled on a work bench and secure it with the C-clamps. Keep the front lip free of the clamps. Mark two dots on the front lip the size of the metal grommets.

  2. 2

    Drill out the holes. Press the grommets into the holes. Glue them in if needed, using a clear liquid super adhesive.

  3. 3

    Thread the 8mm nylon cord through both holes and bring enough cord to make a pulling "handle" at least 4 feet from the front of the sled. Cut the cord and place the flame from the lighter under the cuts to melt the nylon and prevent frays.

  4. 4

    Slide the 12-inch PVC tube over the cord and tie the two cord ends together, using a square knot. Slide the cord so the PVC tube is free of the knot and is at the front of the sled. This is the pulling handle.

  5. 5

    Place the canvas tarp on the floor of the sled to prevent the wood from sliding on the plastic and fill to haul.

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