Introduction: Trolley for Water Cases
I’ve been on a mission to organize our storage area. I got most of it done, but for the last two months, I’ve been stalled. We store cases of water in the storage area, and it’s always a problem because they are on the floor. If we need something on a lower shelf, moving the cases of water is a hassle. I knew I needed a trolley of some kind. After several months of online shopping, looking for just the right trolley, I came up empty handed. I couldn’t find anything in the right size so decided to finally just build them. This was a very simple project and I should have done it sooner.
Four 2 inch heavy duty caster wheels like these:
Two planks of wood, 1inch x 4 inches x 8 ft. You will have wood left over
Screws (I used No. 6, 1 ¼ inch)
Drill with drill bit appropriate size to the screws you are using.
Step 1: Cut the Wood to the Following Sizes:
You will need to cut the wood plank to the following sizes:
Two pieces of wood, 15 inches long.
Five pieces of wood, 12 inches long
Two pieces of wood 16 ½ inches long
Step 2: Assembly – Part 1
Use the wood glue to glue two 15 inch pieces and three 12 inch pieces together, ladder-style, as shown in the drawing above. Pre-drill the holes to prevent splitting the wood, then screw the ladder together.
Step 3: Assembly – Part 2
Use glue to secure the sides of the trolley. Pre-drill the holes and then screw the pieces together. Be careful not to screw in direct line with the screws from the previous step.
Step 4: Add the Wheels
Turn the box over and again, pre-drill the holes. You don't want to split the wood at this stage of the game!
Screw a wheel into each corner.
Step 5: Put Them to Good Use!
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