How to Make a Furniture Dolly

Written by todd campitelli
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If you need to move or just need to move heavy items, nothing can make the job easier than using a furniture dolly. While a fairly simple device, a furniture dolly is often fairly expensive to buy or rent. For a little more than the price of a day rental, you can build your own furniture dolly in a little under an hour, with materials that are readily available.

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Things you need

  • 2 by 4 Lumber
  • Circular saw
  • 3-inch casters, 4
  • Carpet
  • Staple gun
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Wood screws
  • Power drill

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  1. 1

    Cut 4 lengths of 2 by 4s. The two pieces making up the front and back should be 18 inches and the other two pieces should be 30 inches.

  2. 2

    Wrap the two 18-inch pieces with carpet, stapling it to the wood. This will add padding and protect furniture.

  3. 3

    Nail the furniture dolly together. Nail the front and back pieces on top of the side pieces making a rectangular frame. Make sure the frame is sturdy.

  4. 4

    Flip the furniture dolly over. Attach the casters to the corners using screws and a power drill.

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