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Post  Judy McConnell on 3/26/2014, 8:38 am

Knowing that there is a thread somewhere here about adding mobility to tts, I searched for over 1 1/2 hrs this am to find it and never did, so am starting this one for HELP.

Purchased two 2' x 4' cedar tts from HD, but each is only 30" tall so yes, I can add cinder blocks, under the legs to raise them. I would like them to be moveable so bought some 5" dia wheels.

My question is what is the best way to add these wheels?

1) to a piece of thick plywood with a lip on the perimeter of the plywood to keep the tt from slipping off
2) or a support made of 2 x 4s that would support the legs of the tt as well as the wheels.  The 2 x 4s would be assembled into a rectangle, a bit wider than where the tt legs are, suspect that this simple frame would need braces.

Any ideas or experience in adding wheels?
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/26/2014, 9:51 am

Judy - I talked to ML (aka Mr. Gadget Guy) about this.  He recommends a solid platform of 3/4" -1" plywood with 2x4's around the bottom perimeter of the plywood.  Then attach the wheels directly to the 2x4's.

Not sure if you really need a lip.  He doesn't do that with his roll-arounds. 

He also says that you might consider a couple of wheels in the middle as well, depending on how heavy the box is.
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Post  Judy McConnell on 3/26/2014, 10:43 am

Many thanks, Atlanta Marie for checking with your ML.  Since I will be doing this project by myself - it is great to get info from an expert. Very Happy  Very Happy
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/26/2014, 1:22 pm

Sure.  Just give a holler if you need his help!  He's awesome!
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