Build A Simple ATV Sled

| 3/1/2016 9:18:00 AM

Tags: winter, DIY, sleds, ATVs, salvaged materials, repurpose, reuse, Fala Burnette, Alabama,

In a recent article on re-purposing scrap wood, I wrote about a challenging situation when it came to the construction of our cabin. The trail that leads to our house is very narrow, and only large enough for you to reach by foot or ATV. Though this path remains small for privacy purposes, we were in need of a way to haul all of our lumber to the build site, as walking each piece out by foot would be difficult.

My husband and I put our heads together and looked for a way to carry the wood out to the cabin, eventually coming up with plans for a light-weight sled that could drag behind our four-wheeler.

log, sled

To begin building the sled, start with two small logs that have had ample time to dry out and ensure they are light to pull. We used two Pine logs that were scraps, cut down from clearing land that were too small to mill for lumber.

Each of these logs was straight, and measured about 15 inches around. They were both cut to be 8 feet long so that the lumber was not going to hang off and bounce around too much. Depending on the purpose and size of what you may be hauling, adjusting the length of the logs may be useful.

The next step is to get three small boards and cut them to about three feet in length each. Space the logs apart evenly, nailing one board on each end and another board in the middle, so that the logs are space three feet apart themselves.

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