Make Your Own Side Table on Wheels

Here’s a genius idea: a table on a platform and wheels. Remodelista editor Sarah spotted this one in the studio of Brooklyn-based designer Lotta Jansdotter, featured on Design Sponge. Read on for sources to make your own.

Above: Lotta Jansdotter stores rolls of her fabric on the base of her rolling side table. Photograph via Design Sponge.

Above: The unfinished wood Traditional Sofa Table with Drawer is $220.95 from Bellacor.

Above: Once you’ve assembled your table, use Benjamin Moore’s 02 Super White for a uniform look.

Above:  Order a piece of plywood from your local lumber yard based on the exact dimensions of the table (to make a thicker base, order two pieces of plywood and glue together by covering one side with Elmer’s glue and nailing a second sheet on top). Photograph by Kitchen Resource Direct.

Above L: A Rubber Medium Heavy Duty Swivel Caster is 5 inches in diameter; $26.54 at the Caster Guy.

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Thorn Briar
Past Member 3 years ago

Thank you

Katie Hoosein
Katie Hoosein3 years ago

and I thought I was the only crazy one who shifts furniture around from time to time!!!

Katie H

Leila Bee
Leila Bee3 years ago

Women everywhere like the idea of rearranging the furniture frequently :)

Diana Juarez
Diana Juarez3 years ago

thanks :)

Kathleen Cazander

Very simple but effective idea. Thanks for sharing.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thank you for the info.

Mary Kloss
Mary Kloss3 years ago

I believe plywood has harmful chemicals in it.

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson3 years ago


Graciela Ortega
Graciela Ortega3 years ago


Guadalupe L.
Guadalupe L.3 years ago

I made two cubes out of plywood scraps. Each cost me $10 in plywood scraps, $12 in sand paper and paint, and $14 for the wheels. $72 for two night tables seems cheap enough.