Paint The Wood Truck!

October 19, 2007 by  
Filed under Toys, Woodworking

Painted Truck

To add a little flair to the toy truck from the previous posting, we are going to paint it and add a couple of highlight pieces made from a few other scraps lying around the shop.

To paint the truck I used the inexpensive tubes of acrylic paint that can be found at most craft stores.

I painted the body of the truck a crimson red. In order to paint all sides and let them dry at once I left screws in the holes for the front wheels and hung it from my worktable as seen in the photo below.

Paint Dry

I painted the wheels black and to let them dry I set them on top of four screws that I ran into a scrap piece of plywood.


I decided that to flair the project up a little that I would add a bumper made from piece of scrap wood that was just lying on the floor of my shop. I painted the bumper grey. I also had a ½” dowel that I cut two small pieces from and these pieces are the headlights. I painted the headlights white.


After all of the parts were dry, I assembled them into the final truck. I screwed the wheels back on and used brad nails and glue to attach the bumper and glue to attach the headlights.

It was a fun and inexpensive toy project to build and there are many more customizations and improvements that can be made to the truck to make it even better. Thanks for reading


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