All you need to do is grab a few tools from the work bench and slap it all togethBut don’t think that a wooden go-kart equals rickety. The Flatworks, the company behind PlyFly, uses CNC machining to precisely form each component of the wooden chassis out of 13-ply Baltic Birch plywood. Steering is handled by a wooden rack and pinion unit, and just about everything else other than the disc brake, wheels, and engine is made of wood.
For the casual go-kart racer, the PlyFly can be shipped with a basic 2.5 horsepower motor, which is good for a top speed of 17 mph. But for the more speed inclined, a 4 horsepower engine is available, ramping the top speed up to 25 mph.
If you want to buy one, you’re in luck. The PlyFly is raising funds on Kickstarter for full-scale production, and you can put in an order for one of the first. Pricing starts at just $745 for the basic 2.5 horsepower kit.