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 .
Step 1Jigsaw time. Check the plans and prepare all parts you'll need.
Step 2Put 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 3Build the runners as explained. Attach those with screws.
Step 4Skis. Make sure the driver has a comfy way to steer the sled, which means using the saw for proper feet place holders.
Step 5Handles are mandatory. No matter what your handyman solution is, just make sure it will hold.
Step 6Sander it bottoms up and it's ready to slide.