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Wheel Axle Question

EggetarianEggetarian Posts: 3
edited 10:23AM in EGG Table Forum
Greetings Eggers. I have built a table with TNW's plans and am ready to add two tires to one end.

I have the 5/8" threaded rod and the wheels, along with mounting hardware. However, I am struggling with two options on how to mount the wheels.

1) I can run the rod the entire depth of the table and simply fasten on either end. So you will see the "axle" between the two legs.

2) I can cut the rod down to size and fasten the wheel on either side of the leg. Each leg will then have an individual "axle" measuring approx. 8".

I'm thinking that perhaps one may be more stable than the other? Option 2 will leave more clearance between the legs when moving on uneven ground.

Any thoughts or suggestions on my choice would be appreciated.

I promise to post pictures of the table when complete. Thanks.


  • I would not trust the weight on two small axles. Use the full rod, and you can put a piece of PVC pipe over it between the legs and paint it to match the wood.
  • On the table I built I used a 5/8 in. axel run all the way between the two legs and also mounted 4 narrow wheels 1 on each side of the 2 legs. I am very happy with the outcome.
  • CageyCagey Posts: 86
    Cover the full rod with a piece of wood with a center channel cut out. Then just lay the board over the axle, and you will not see it. The wood will just look like an additional brace/support beam.

  • Thanks to each of you! Full rod it is. I'll post pictures when finished.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Most hardwares and big box stores sell solid rod that is plated. Much more attractive than threaded rod, and will not wear out your bearings. A couple of shaft collars will finish the job B)
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