Sunday, 10 March 2013

Hubbie's Project, Antique Cart Wheels


My husband found these amazing 19th century shipping cart wheels. 

They were reclaimed from a building that was being demolished in the historic Gastown site of Vancouver.  They were in a cellar that was thought to have collapsed in the 1886 Gastown fire.
It took a lot of work to buff off the layers of rust...

...but they came out looking amazing.
Aren't they fabulous?

These boards, that still have old forged square nails attached, were reclaimed from an old barn in Alberta and will be used to make a cart coffee table.  I can't wait until hubby finished this project.




  1. Oh yes, look forward to seeing it finished too!

  2. They look good. I love these old whels but they cost loads on ebay!