Canadian Woodworking

Horse-drawn wagon

Author: Rob Brown
Published: February March 2013
Horse-Drawn Wagon
Horse-Drawn Wagon

Eric Black from Hinton, Alberta, designed and made this wagon after studying photos in books and on the internet.


He’s always been drawn to horse-drawn vehicles and their construction, as well as projects that are different from the norm. The wagon is made of 1 x 6 and 2 x 6 mate­rial, as well as various types of metal. Working with the metal provided the biggest challenge for Black, who’s more comfortable in a wood shop. Black made the wagon over two months worth of spare time, for a fundraising event in Niton Junction, Alberta.

Check out the Woodworking section of our Forum for our latest “Best Build” thread – a black cherry bed. This month’s winner, Hans Braul, receives a dual marking gauge from Lee Valley.

Made by Eric Black

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