A 4×8 sheet of drywall, pegboard, or plywood can be a nuisance to carry. With my device, one person can easily maneuver these bulky panels. I fabricated the metal hook shown in the drawing from a scrap piece of 12-ga. cold-rolled steel. A short length of rope is threaded through the 1/2-in. diameter hole and serves as an adjustable handle. By hitching up on the rope slightly and adjusting the panels’s center of gravity I can negotiate stairs, up or down, with no problem.
George Eckhart, Kenosha, WI
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #7