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How to add wheels to a podium

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Oct 01, 2013, 01:35 AM
How to add wheels to a podium
I was needing some help. I am building a podium stand but want to make it mobile by adding wheels to it. I am not sure on the best way to add them to the stand. Should I add a larger base to it and how do I know what size wheels to get. Also do I put them so far in from the edges. If anyone knows it has any advice on how to do this I would appreciate it.
Oct 01, 2013, 09:43 AM
How wide is the base of your podium?

I would go with some furniture casters that can be locked placed out towards the edges of the podium. Here is a commercial site that might help you decide on the size and type.

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Oct 01, 2013, 11:53 AM
you give the wheels a lovely gift bag and introduce them to the crowd :-D

Sparky's got the answer, although since these things get banged about a bit over floor transitions and humped into place in storage rooms, I would add a second layer of plywood, screwed and glued, to the bottom of the podium before attaching the wheels. instead of screws, I would put Teenuts into the podium shelf and bolt the wheels into the Teenuts.

then you are not going to knock the wheels off. I've seen a few of these, and in real life, at least one caster is barely hanging on, like that One Wheel on a grocery cart.

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