Island on wheels - xpost from Kitchens

lenitsaApril 5, 2007

Posting here as well...Has anyone done an island on wheels? What has been your main storage in that island. I have a 2'X4' island that will be used for prep and a pantry storage with granite top. Will it be too heavy to put it on wheels? How many wheels would I need and does anyone have a good source for some heavy duty casters? Also, I have maple hardwood floors. Suggestions or thoughts please. Thanks much in advance.

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You can get casters up to about any capacity you want. Here are some that go up to 770 lb. rating (each) Grizzly and page following or Rockler. A search for "Casters" will find lots of suppliers.

There are also creative ways to raise and lower the wheels, but they may not work in this high weight application (you would need to be able to lift the whole unit with your foot, for example)

I would suggest four casters, locking so it's not moving around as you work on it. I find two fixed and two swivel (like a grocery cart) the easiest to steer. The type will depend upon your weight requirements, kitchen layout, and flooring material. For maple floors, I think you want a soft urethane or rubber tire.

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