Make this cute rocking scooter!!! It's DIY and you can do it! Free plans!
1 - 1x10 @ 8 feet long
1/2" dowel rod - 7" long
See PDF cut diagram.
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
The first step is to cut out all of the pattern pieces. The PDF for the pattern pieces is here. All the pieces should print out in a tiled format (thanks Brooke!). Then use a sharp pen to trace the pieces on to the 1x10 board - the ink won't bleed through but the pen will create an indent in your wood.
Cut all the pieces out with a jigsaw and sand the edges smooth. Then paint the pieces - it will be easier to do this now rather than later.
Now it's time to start assembling! Fit the frame to the front and glue in place. You can also add discreetly placed countersunk screws - especially if you want the scooter to be able to disassemble.
Next add the seat.
And then the wheel wells.
Gotta have a headlight!
And now the base supports ...
And finally the rockers!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.