Wheels for Sheet Goods

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Blog entry by whope posted 10-22-2020 08:51 PM 632 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a lot of 4×8 sheets of 3/4” plywood, some 1/2” and a sheet of 3/4” MDF. Plus several sheets of 5×5 Baltic Birch. And after lugging all that up my driveway, I decided that there had to be something easier.

I stopped by the Big Blue Box and picked up a couple of lawn mower wheels and an 8” bolt, locknut, and washers. Cut an 11” square piece of plywood diagonally. Glued 1×1 strips along two edges and put the wheels on.

Now I can put the wheels under one end of a sheet and lift up the other end to wheel around.

A short video detailing the project:

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an Hammer.

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#1 posted 10-23-2020 04:11 PM

I saw my window installer using one of these to get large windows around to the back of my house. I researched it and it’s marketed for drywall moving as well (Amazon: Panel Dolly). The difference is that you put it in the middle which carries all the weight and you just have to balance and steer it. I picked one up and it works like a dream for plywood!

-- Hutch

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#2 posted 10-23-2020 08:17 PM

So that’s what they’re called. The idea came from the Orange Box Store, but I didn’t want to wait a few days for them to deliver it to the store. I had seen others a while back.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an Hammer.

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