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A Simple Rolling Table For Your Closet – DIY Project

A rolling table can be a practical addition to a closet, depending on your specific needs and available space. You can utilize a rolling table as a folding station for clothes, ironing surface, or a temporary workspace for sorting and organizing belongings. It provides a flat and stable surface within the closet itself. It can be stored against a wall or tucked away when not in use, freeing up valuable floor space for other purposes.

Making a rolling table is a fairly simple project. The plan below is for a 24″ W x 12″ D x 26″ H table with 3″ threaded stem casters. The table sides attach to the table top and shelf with metal corner brackets.

Required materials are wood or plywood pieces (24″ x 12″, 2 – 22 1/4″ x 12″, 22 1/2″ x 12″); 4 – 3″ threaded stem casters; 4 thread inserts; 8 corner brackets; 32 – 5/8″ wood screws; edge banding, iron, a drill, center punch, or scratch awl; a screwdriver; and any additional materials to customize the table to your preference.

Based on personal experience, one good source for high quality plywood is Columbia Forest Products. Their 7-ply plywood panels are crafted entirely from 100% wood, without any MDF or particleboard, and features a yellow poplar core substrate arranged in a cross-band formation, enhancing both its flatness and strength. Thanks to the soy-based PureBond technology, their plywood is not only formaldehyde-free but also water-resistant and environmentally friendly. Unlike solid wood, their panels are resistant to warping, and unlike UF-constructed sheets, does not release harmful fumes. An option that makes this a go-to for people without table saws at home is the ability to specify cuts prior to purchase on Home Depot’s website.

The table below shows Columbia Forest Products plywood prices as listed on October 27, 2023 at 4:05 PM, Central US time.

¾” plywood2 ft. x 4 ft.
Birch$37.08
Cherry $36.99
Mahogany $40.99
Maple $31.99
Poplar$35.99
Oak, Red $29.99
Walnut $40.99
Walnut – Europly
$74.99
Columbia Forest Products plywood prices from Home Depot website on October 27, 2023 at 4:05 PM, Central US time

The table can be cut from one 2 foot x 4 foot panel. Four pieces: 24″ x 12″ (top), 2 – 22 1/4″ x 12″ (sides), 22 1/2″ x 12″ (Shelf).

The video below gives guidance on how to insert thread inserts for the threaded stem casters.

A rolling table is a flexible and convenient addition to a closet. Making the table is simple. If you have never considered adding one to your closet, now may be a good time.

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