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I need a cart/dolly for my 6 foot fold up tables so I can easily roll them in and out of a closet in my shop. Something similar to the picture below. The commercial ones are too wide to fit though so I need to build one. I'm good on the frame at the bottom and plan to build it out of 2x4's and just add some 3 inch casters. I need some help figuring out the rails though. I'm thinking about 1/2 or 3/4 inch metal pipe but I don't have a pipe threader and I know I won't get exact right size pieces from a box store. Still may work something out and go that route though. My question is how do I attach the metal pipe to the wood frame?
 

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It's pretty difficult to make something like that out of wood and have it hold up. Even if you make the base out of wood I would make the verticle part of it out of tublar steel like shown in the picture. Another option would be to use 3/4" pipe for the top parts. You could use a floor flange to attach it to the base.
 

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I have a couple of those folding tables and they are pretty heavy. Folded up they are 30 x 30 I believe. I use a heavy duty four wheel hand truck I found at Sam's Club a few years ago. I added a 1/2" plywood bed to it and covered it with carpet. The tables fit perfectly if I lay them down.

However, it might not work for you if the door opening is less than 30 inches. I used the cart to tote the tables, and other stuff in and out of schools to set up my sports photography events.
 

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