Hangin a Wheelbarrow on the Wall Cheaply and Conveniently

It has been a long while since I have posted.  I just moved into a new house and have been busy, but I thought better to put up a quick post than nothing.

Basically, nothing wastes space like things with huge footprints.  You are always tripping over them and working around them.  Wheelbarrows are a great wall candidate because they are huge, light for their size, and used only a few times a season.

Here is what I did.

First, I got a couple of hooks, with a lag screw on one side and a hook on the other.  I drilled a hole into the end of the each handle on the wheel barrow, and screwed the bolts in.  Make sure the hole you drill is big enough, otherwise you will split the wood on the handles.  You can see that in the pictures below.  Also, I turned the hook on the right 180 more degrees, so the hook would be facing outward and less likely to snag me while I was using the wheelbarrow

Here is a picture of the wheelbarrow laying upside down, with a 2×6 beneath it.  I chose a 2×6 because I had one lying around of about the right size, and a 2×4 would work just as well.  Make sure the handles of the wheelbarrow come up the same distance on the board, and then drive a nail through each hook.  I used 20 penny 4″ nails and they worked great.

Wheelbarrow upside down on the floor

Wheelbarrow upside down on the floor

Take the board and nail or screw it to the wall at the proper height, being sure to hit studs. The drywall mud indicates where the studs are here, or you can use a studfinder.  If you don’t hit the studs, you will end up with holes in the drywall and a wheelbarrow on your foot.

You can see from the doorknob visible on this picture that I but this wheelbarrow pretty high, giving space to store more yard stuff beneath.  Use a level if you need to, or eyeball it if you are feeling brave.  This was a pretty quick and easy project, and it sure frees up a lot of floorspace.

Wheelbarrow hanging on Garage Wall

Wheelbarrow hanging on Garage Wall

Good luck and have fun.


6 Responses to “Hangin a Wheelbarrow on the Wall Cheaply and Conveniently”

  1. 1 Jason W. April 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Absolutely brilliant and simplistic! Home builder just replaced my fence and took the wheelbarrow hanger with it. This’ll save me a few bucks on replacement. Thanks for the idea!

  2. 2 Mac C. August 29, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Nice solution to a common dilemma, but I recommend using eye hooks to avoid snagging your clothes or, worse, gouging you hands.

  3. 3 Neil April 20, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    When i was in my teens my father thought it would be good to send me to work with my grandfather, he was a cement contractor in the California bay area. I soon learned i lacked the muscles to properly use a wheel barrow. however i had made a deal and in my family that was almost as sacred as god. after almost a week of stumbling fumbling spilling and falling, i figured out an easy solution. I attached a rope between the handles. when my boys got old enough they had a similar problem.Since the wheelbarrow was mine i permanently attached a wide cargo strap to the handles. My wife added lambskin seat belt pad. so now you see my boy wheeling bails of hay around our property. FYI the strap goes over the head and rests on the neck. you can also hang it by the strap.

  4. 4 jaws8817 April 21, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Actually, he was probably a concrete contractor. Cement is a powder and is almost useless without sand, aggregate and water.

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