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Weird question about fitting wheels to workbench

Hi folks
So we have a big heavy home made workbench made of wood which is sitting outside next to the allotment shed because there is no space inside. At the minute it is a pain to move around because needs two people to lift and carry where it can be useful. If it is just me dragging it around it damages the grass and the legs of the workbench. I was thinking of a way to make it easier to move and considered fitting two large-ish wheels to one end so I can move it around like a wheelbarrow. Can't seem to find anything to do this suitable except.. wheelbarrow wheels which are a slightly expensive option for the budget I had in mind. Does anything exist that might do this, trying to be budget conscious so maybe even making a couple of wheels out of wood would work... any suggestions welcome!

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  • B3B3 Posts: 27,313
    An old pram or child's bike might have the right kind of wheels
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,009
    I fitted wheels to a very heavy old desk I bought years ago to use as a sewing table for which I needed access to all 4 sides for cutting out but could tuck away again for sitting sewing.

    They are caster wheels, about 10cm diameter, and turn easily so are very manouverable.   You can get them in various weight carrying strengths and some have safety locks to keep them in place.   I got them in a local DIY store.   That was nearly 30 years ago so they've been good value.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,872

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Wheels off a scooter? Or perhaps from a lawnmower or similar?

    (I just have a boxful of wheels in the garage which seem to have accumulated themselves over years. Sorry - not very helpful.)
    “Rivers know this ... we will get there in the end.”
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,951
    I put 'heavy duty castors' into Google and the first in the list was Screwfix.  https://www.screwfix.com/c/security-ironmongery/wheels-castors/cat840226 

    I'm surprised at how cheap they are.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,872
    edited January 2021
    Casters are so much simpler to fit and cope with heavy weights so much better than wheels and an axle etc. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • What are you trying to wheel it on? Flag paths will be fine for small casters or narrow wheels, but if you are on bark or gravel paths you might need something larger/wider to stop it sinking in.
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