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Flat pack sled with basic handyman skills

A great and simple project for the average handyman beginner.
A flat pack sled built by the random wood I had at hand with a handful of bolts, a drill, a saw, ofc a hammer and etc. basic handymen tools.
I did this because most products we’ve bought so far dismantled really fast and my children really insisted on a good sled. The unit is quite easy to both use and store. It’s easy to take apart and fits in my handyman tool shed perfectly .

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You Will Need...

  • Nothing out of the ordinary carpentry inventory. Bolts, nuts, a wrench, an electric drill, some sand paper or maybe a sander and etc. No specific materials needed here, you can use whatever handy timber you have as long as it will hold its ground.
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  • Step 1

    Jigsaw time. Check the plans and prepare all parts you'll need.
  • Step 2

    Put the holder frame together. If you approve the flat pack concept go for bolts, if you prefer a solid unit simply use screws. In my humble handyman experience I would advice to choose option one. It will require a bit of extra work in order to compensate for all bolt heads that stick out too much, but that isn't rocket science.. only basic handymen stuff.
  • Step 3

    Build the runners as explained. Attach those with screws.
  • Step 4

    Skis. Make sure the driver has a comfy way to steer the sled, which means using the saw for proper feet place holders.
  • Step 5

    Handles are mandatory. No matter what your handyman solution is, just make sure it will hold.
  • Step 6

    Sander it bottoms up and it's ready to slide.

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