How to Make a Wooden A-Frame Granite Carrier

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Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure

  • 6 pine boards, 2-by-4-by-60 inches

  • Plywood, 3/4-by-30-by-60 inches

  • 8 pine boards, 2-by-4-by-48 inches

  • Miter saw

  • Screw gun

  • 68 wood screws, 2 ¾ inches

  • 8 swivel wheels, 4-inch, with screws

Granite is often carried on its side when moved.

Move pieces of granite around with ease using an A-frame granite carrier. An A-frame granite carrier holds sheets of granite on their edges and leans them against a rack that is in an A-shape. Carriers like this make it easy to move granite counter-tops and large tiles inside buildings. Build your own wooden A-frame granite carrier using construction lumber, plywood and swivel wheels. Swivel wheels will allow smooth movement of the carrier when it is loaded with stone.


Step 1

Lay two 60-inch boards flat, parallel, so their outside edges are 30 inches apart. Set the sheet of plywood on top of the boards so the edges are flush and screw eight screw through the plywood, into each board. This is the base to your A-frame granite carrier.

Step 2

Cut one end of each 48-inch board at a 15-degree angle. Do not alter the original length of these boards. Cut the other end at a 75-degree angle so when the boards lay flat on their longest side they resemble a trapezoid shape.

Step 3

Lay a pair of 48-inch boards on edge and at a 30-degree angle so the 15-degree cuts are against each other. This is the apex to the A-frame. Screw the boards together at the apex using two screws. Repeat this step using the last three pairs of 48-inch boards.


Step 4

Position the four pairs of 48-inch boards so they are standing on their 75-degree ends, parallel and spaced 15 ¼ inches apart. Position four 60-inch boards inside the four pairs of 48-inch boards so two are 8 inches below the apex and at a right angle to the 48-inch boards and so the last pair of 60-inch boards are 20 inches below the first pair. Screw the 60-inch boards to the 48-inch boards in this position. Use eight screws for each board. Your granite will lean against this rack.

Step 5

Set the 48-inch boards on top of the plywood with the side that has the 60-inch boards screwed to it. Center the rack so it is 3 inches away from each 60-inch board that is screwed to the plywood. Screw through the plywood and into each 48-inch board using two screws for each board.

Step 6

Screw the swivel wheels to the bottom of the A-frame carrier so they are flush with the 60-inch edges and spaced 15 ¼ inches apart.


Brandon Salo

Brandon Salo is a world-traveling writer, musician, medical technician and English teacher. After earning his degree at Northern Michigan University, he traveled the world while writing, performing as a jazz pianist and teaching English. In 2014 he worked as an emergency medical technician in New York state before he left to travel the world while finishing his first book.