About 5 years ago this was my first DIY Kicksled attempt at trying to quite 5 excited children with scrap wood from our clothes drying rack business and a broken chair. They all helped me build it in the living room, handing me screws and much-needed guidance on where what should go.
Two Thumbs Up!
In the same spirit of building with what I have on hand, I repurposed the head board from a daybed made from oak. The kids bought me a pair of cross country skis last year, in hopes that I could again make a homemade Kicksled for them. The old one didn’t make it past two seasons of heavy use. I beefed this one up, and am really happy with it.
It was on a Sunday around 6 pm that the inspiration hit me, so my second oldest helped me until 9:30 pm. Some of the children were in bed already, but as news spread that Dad had made a new Kicksled, they all came out for a peek. What was supposed to be a peek turned into an all out sledding party until 11:00 pm, we went to bed with our faces hurting from smiling.
Don’t break this one.