Published on July 31st, 2017 | by Jules Yap0
Trolley table: Make a Coffee Table on Wheels
I was planning to build my own coffee table, trolley style with functional wheel. So we can move around the trolley table if needed.
To keep the story short here are the ingredients. My wife and I sketched the design first and then looked for the pieces in IKEA.
IKEA items used for the DIY trolley table:
- 2 x SNUDDA lazy susan
- LINNMON table top (100 x 60 cm)
- ALGOT shelf (40 x 38 cm)
- BOLMEN toilet brush/ holder
- LACK side table
- EKBY VALTER brackets
- BETYDLIG curtain rod holder
We bought 2 of the SNUDDA, painted them with red spray paint (metallic colour) It took almost two cans of spray paint. The SNUDDA is for cake, I guess, but it is solid enough for the wheel.
We bought the LINNMON table top during a sale. At that time we weren’t planning to build the table yet. So this came in handy when we needed it.
For the shelf beneath the table top, we used the ALGOT shelf.
Now, the interesting part . We used the BOLMEN toilet brush as the connecter to connect the base of the table top to the suspended ALGOT shelf beneath. The one we bought was originally in white. We cut off the brush part and used the rest of it. It is holding the shelf with its grooves.
For the other legs, we used 2 from an older IKEA LACK side table. We painted them white, as the table I had was in brown. Connect the LACK legs to the LINNMON base with brackets.
To connect the table top to the wheel, we used the EKBY VALTER bracket. We bought two of them and painted them the same red. You can find these brackets in the shelves section of IKEA.
Another important thing, to connect the shelf with the wheel we used the BETYDLIG Wall/ceiling bracket for curtain rods. The ones I had were black in color, so painted them in white.
It took a while to find all pieces which works together for the design. I used nuts and bolts from the older IKEA table and some glue. Took a while to build the table, around 3-4 months.
This table is in use for almost 2 years. Started building it around 2.5 years ago.
Me and my wife are both happy with the table, as it is something unique.
Total cost is around 60-70 euros. There were some extra cost from items we bought but couldn’t use.
~ by AR