I made this for a friends daughter. I attached the wheels with 3/8" aluminum rods, washers, and axle caps. It can be tricky to get the rods the exact length you need, but it allows the wheels to roll very well. The wheels were cut with a 5" hole saw and then sanded smooth. For sanding, I attached each wheel to my drill and spun them over sand paper. This allowed the wheels to maintain their circular shape.
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
birch plywood, pine, and poplar for the wheels
Behr Ultra grape hyacinth, ceylon cream, and a varathane water based poly for the wheels
Recommended Skill Level