Kid's Gypsy Wagon

In the mid 80's I was asked to build several prototypes for Sunset magazine. They were working on a how-to book titled "Children's Furniture". I was brought in to build the prototypes for three of the projects in the book. These prototypes were fun, mainly because they were outside the scope of the regular woodworking projects I was engaged in at the time.
This looks like a fun thing for kids to sleep/hide/play in. Made from solid fir and birch plywood, it is more than strong enough to stand up to a child's hard usage. The most interesting part of this design was making the huge wheels with the rope "treads". There was a lot of trial and error getting the rope cut to the correct length. Just for the record, I did not design the paint job that was used.

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