Wooden Truck Plans

Download free wooden truck plans print ready PDF file including full size patterns and building instructions.

Painted blue and yellow with food coloring makes an attractive toy. The color black was achieved by mixing all the colors together.

Materials

The truck body is made up of one 12mm thick piece of wood between two pieces 19mm thick to make up a total thickness of 50mm, or two inches. Of course, it would be so much easier to start with a piece 50mm thick. The tipper is made from 12mm or 1/2" thick timber. I made my own wooden toy wheels using the method outlined here, but you could also buy them from these suppliers. For the axles and the hinge pin for the tipper, I used 6mm dowel.

Tools

This toy can be made with a limited number of power tools. Safety is always the first consideration when dealing with such small pieces of timber.

Below is a list of some of the tools that I used to complete the project. 

Summary of building instructions

The full version of the building instructions is included in the free download.

Making the body

The body of the truck is made up of a sandwich of 12mm thick maple in the middle (shown yellow) and 19mm thick pine (shown green.)

To minimize movement under clamping press, I pre-drilled the holes for the axles (shown red.) 

Making the tipper

The tipper is made of 12mm pine. One end is radiused, and the two parts together to make an L-shape. 

Cut the sides to shape, drill the hole for the hinge pin and glue in place.

Fit the tipper to the body and check to see if it can rotate freely. 

For this wooden toy truck, I made my own wheels, but you may choose to buy some.

More wooden truck Plans

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Wooden toy train project.

How to make wooden toy wheels.

why free plans

Most of the time, when something is offered for free, there is usually a catch. They invariably seem to want something in return.

Fortunately not in this situation.

I like free stuff as much as anybody, so these plans I have made are free to download. You can share them with your friends as long as you do not make any changes to the plans themselves.

But don't worry, that does not mean you have to make the toys exactly to plan.

You can also make as many toys as you want, any way you want to, and give them away or even sell them.  

In order to help pay for the cost of running this site, I do earn a small commission from helping other to sell their products. 

Making a donation would help me to be able to spend more time on designing and publishing more wooden toy plans.

Your contribution would be greatly appreciated, not only by me, but also by fellow woodworkers and makers of wooden toys.

Thanking you in anticipation, 

Tony Slattery.

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