Build a Bicycle Trailer

Whether carrying groceries or building materials or a child, you'd be surprised how many chores a two-wheeled bicycle trailer like this can handle.



070 bicycle trailer - 4 main view
My finished bicycle trailer totes large and small loads with equal ease.
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070 bicycle trailer - 1 wood
The trailer frame is constructed from notched 1 X '2s, which are bolted in place.
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070 bicycle trailer - 2 gluing and nailing
Molding blocks are glued and nailed (or stapled) onto the edges of the plywood sections.
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070 bicycle trailer - diagram - 1front view
Front view of the trailer.
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070 bicycle trailer - diagram - 1top view
Top view of the bicycle trailer.
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070 bicycle trailer - 3 padded seat
A padded seat provides passenger comfort.
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070 bicycle trailer - diagram - cutting detail 2
Diagram shows dimensions and positions of framing pieces.
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070 bicycle trailer - diagram - 1side view
Side view of the trailer.
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070 bicycle trailer - diagram 1
Detail of the attachment assembly connecting the trailer to the seat post.
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070 bicycle trailer - diagram - cutting detail 1
Diagram shows the dimensions of each of the cart's boards.
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