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Firewood Dolly

Post in 'The Gear' started by SIERRADMAX, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. SIERRADMAX

    SIERRADMAX Feeling the Heat

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    I bring my firewood on pallets via a 3 point forklift with my tractor to a bulkhead within my garage. Down the steps to my basement, the wood boiler is roughly 40' away. Looking for recommendations as to a firewood dolly. something that can hold a hundred pounds or so and not break the wallet.

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  2. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    I use a hand truck. I converted the bottom and added a piece of 3/4 plywood and attached it to the flat steel. I then put two pieces of 1x4 flat stock up the front and added two pieces of wire attaching it to the top of the dolly. That holds the two pieces of flat stock from falling forward with a load. I can fit 3/4 of a wheel barrow load on the hand truck. My covered porch is on the same level as my stove, they are about 30 apart. I just run the hand truck through the house once ever couple days to fill the firewood ring. In the spring I take the attachment off the hand truck so I can use it for other things again.
  3. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Are you talking about something to transport the wood down the stairs or across the 40' of basement floor?
  4. SIERRADMAX

    SIERRADMAX Feeling the Heat

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    Not looking to go down stairs. Just across the floor. I can unload the tractor by hand and walk down a couple steps with a few pieces in my arms. Something to hold a good amount of wood as I've learned the wood boiler consumes more wood than my stove.
  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I purpose built a dolly to move wood from my old wash house into the attached garage. It holds a days worth with an area in front for the smaller stuff. Built heavy and wide for stability with pneumatic tires for the couple of bumps and door threshold that I have to go through. Sorry, no pics but it is pretty straight forward. You could easily start with a typical P handle dolly.
  6. Wilhelm911

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    Like Jags, I built my own wood cart. Actually this is my second version. My third version I thing I will weld a metal frame together.
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  7. CaddyUser

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    Here's what I built....
    http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/Leaflets/Sheep/352-30.pdf

    I made a few modifications, mainly the wheels. I used 4" swivel casters instead so that I can swing it around in the basement as needed.

    It takes about two wheel barrow loads of wood.

    I'll snap a picture or two of it the next time I go down to stoke the furnace...

    Hope this helps!
  8. Clarkbug

    Clarkbug Minister of Fire

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    I bought an old radio flyer wagon off of craigslist for $10. Put a few sticks in it lengthwise, then stack the rest across the tops of those. I can get probably two days of wood in it at a time. Not ideal for some, but works great for me.

    I like Wilhelms idea a lot. I might have to steal that for a future version of the wood cart....
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    CaddyUser Member

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    Here's a pic of mine....

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  10. scooby074

    scooby074 Feeling the Heat

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    I built my own out of 1.5" sq tube. No pics, but it is about 4' long x 16" wide x 4" high. It rolls on 4 casters. Similar to Wilhelm911 but all steel.
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  11. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Wheelbarrow?
  12. richg

    richg Minister of Fire

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    I have a contraption that works very well, and it does triple duty: Harbor Freight sells a wide, heavy duty hand truck. I took a big metal garbage can and used two ratchet straps to secure it to the hand truck. fill the can with wood and wheel it wherever you need to go. In the off season, you have a big metal garbage can and a wide handtruck for other uses.
  13. scooby074

    scooby074 Feeling the Heat

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    Got a pic of my cart to update my post. Its about 5'6" in the centre. About 3 days worth.Works good. I might add locking swivel casters next year, the ones that are on it are surplus off a stretcher or something. 4 Swivels are great for getting it turned in the mudroom and parking by the stove, but lousy for tracking through the house.

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