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My BGE table is almost complete . . . now for the wheels

edited 10:57PM in EggHead Forum
First of all I would like to thank the Whiz for documenting the building of his table. Your design was the inspiration for my new table. I also want to thank those who replied to my inquires about which type of wood to use. FYI, I chose 'appearance' grade PT (cost being the driving factor) which turned out rather nice after lots of sanding and a few coats of Spar. However, I am not sure why they call it 'appearance' grade as I had to pick through the stacks at several Home Depots to find enough pieces that were worthy of this project.[p]Anyway . . . my table is now complete, minus the wheels. I am looking for input from anyone (Whiz included!) who has used air filled tires on their cart. Basically, I want to know how the air filled tires have held up over time. I am also interested in how you attached the tires to your table (i.e. axel or carriage bolt).[p]Thanks in advance for the input :)


  • Eggtopia,[p]Well, mine has wheels, but they are not air-filled. I saw what happened to those of the Whiz originally, so I was very careful to choose only very strong wheels. I also didn't want air-filled, because I was planning to hide the wheels under the table, and refilling them later would be out of the question.[p]The ones I picked came from a company here in town called Northern Tool, and they are supposed to have a ridiculous weight limit of 600-800 lbs PER WHEEL. I did put mine on an axle (threaded rod), as the wheels I picked had their own bearings - I just tightened bolts around both sides of each wheel, and that was it. The wheels were around $10 each. Northern Tool is on the web. They are at:[p][p]Go to their site, and just do a "keyword" search for "wheel", and you will have a ton to choose from. It is a VERY slow site.[p]You can sort of see my wheels on one of my "During Construction photos". Here a link direct to the picture:[p][p]If you want to see all my table pics, they are at link below:[p]
    - Mike

  • ZipZip Posts: 372
    Eggtopia,[p]I used some ten inch pneumatic tires I picked up from Harbor Freight . While they do allow you to order from the website, the tires are not listed. If there is a retail store nearby, they have alot to choose from. Northern also has a good selection as well.[p]Ashley

  • Eggtopia,
    Well, the old Whiz waddles in.... I've been eating big time for 2 weeks now due to a friend from the UK who likes to eat visiting... Waddle.... Waddle....[p]Uh, oh, the wheels. Well, I used the hand truck tires from Home Depot and they have held up very well for about 5 months now. I used big*ss bolts because I couldn't find any threaded rod big enough without looking around, and I was lazy, and I wanted wheels!! The wheels are crooked because I did a sloppy job of drilling the holes, but someday I will replace the bolts with a threaded rod and all will be well. I will now waddle out.....[p]Waddle....

    The Naked Whiz
  • Eggtopia,[p] I used two 10" metal lawn mower wheels with bearings in them. For the axle, went to the farm store and got an axle rod and caps![p]MikeO
  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    The Naked Whiz, after almost a year and a half, my TABLE waddles! I used bolts to put my wheels on and over time they have started to spread. I too will replace them with a solid axle WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT. (Which means - not this weekend.) Lessons learned form my table - 1) stain and finish all the wood BEFORE assembling 2) use an axle for the wheels. Oh, and I forgot - LOTS OF BRACING.

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