Introduction: Table Conversion Into Wheeled Cart

I have had an old kitchen table in my garage for years that has served as a workspace. It's a light duty surface where I may craft, assemble or store any variety of items. I wanted it to be more mobile, so I decided to raise the table platform up and add some wheels.

Step 1: Gather Materials and Tools

Materials:

  • Old Table
  • 1.5" pipe (salvaged from a derelict trampoline)
  • 3" casters, lockable
  • 1.5" pipe straps
  • Screws
  • 2x4 (not shown)
  • Plywood (not shown)

Tools:

  • Drill
  • Tape Measure
  • Reciprocating Saw
  • Circular Saw

Don't forget your safety gear! Use eye and ear protection, as well as gloves.

Step 2: Cut Pipes and Add to Table

Using the reciprocating saw, I cut each pipe to 36". I initially thought I'd have to replace the existing legs with the longer ones, but I got lucky! The galvanized pipe slid tightly over the old legs.

Step 3: Build Lower Frame

Using the circular saw, drill and screws, I began assembling the lower frame. It is approximately 53" x 33" and is built to support the pipe legs. I added an extra 2x4 to each end so my casters could be fastened securely. Lastly, I secured the new plywood deck to the lower frame.

Step 4: Attach Table to Lower Frame

Time to join the table to the lower frame. Using my drill, I fastened each pipe strap around each pipe and to the lower frame. I thought the pipe straps could be fastened tight enough to secure the pipe, but they were not. I had to add a 1x2 along the bottom to keep the legs from slipping.

Step 5: SUCCESS!

I am pretty happy with this project. I know I will have to move the cart soon when we take down all the Christmas decorations. Thanks for checking out my instructable.

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seamster (author)2016-11-02

I like it!

Finding an old table for workshop use like this is probably a lot easier than building one from scratch! Nicely done :)

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