My wonderful neighbor gives us scraps of wood from the woodworking shop he works at for kindling. Well, this particular bag of sanded ash scraps were just too beautiful to burn. I think he said they were used for rails on the tourist trolleys here. It's safe to say he thought I was crazy for keeping these scraps. But then again, he's used to me and on second thought probably wasn't surprised in the least. Trash to treasure is my thing. Bear in mind, I'm not a woodworker, so this isn't perfect. But it's very functional.
I found the scraps that were the right size for the most part, I only made a few cuts. The wheels are from a plastic drawer set. I thank my husband and a physical therapist co-worker who gave me some hints along the way.
And I made a kit for good friends of ours to put together.
Cost: Less than $2. We had to buy the right sized screws.