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