Hi, I'm new to the forum and I've been reading all the previous topics and replys and I have not been able to find anything about someone adding castor wheels to the bottom of the island? I've searched the web with no luck as well?
You guys have given me some great ideas that will help me tremenously, trex feet, steel stud framing etc. and I figure this is the best forum to post this question? My plan is since I have a small slate patio 20x16 I want a small L shaped island that can be moved around if I need more space etc. The plan is to build the island in three modules on wheels so that everything can be moved around etc. and then reassembled.
I'm going to build the frame with steel 25g studs and 1/2 hardi for the floor with cross members to help support the weight. I'm using a Cal flame 4 burner unit that is about 150lbs. and plan on using granite tile for the top and stucco for the sides to keep the weight down. I've researched the wheels and found some nice wheels that support 350lbs ea at the big orange box and some heavy duty wheels from castorcity.com.
The middle module will be about 5ft x 5ft with a 45 degree angle for the grill, if that makes sense? And both sides will be 3ft rectangle. So the L shape is basically 8ftx8ft. Is this doable?
Has anyone done this before and what are the tips you can give me? If it can't be done then I can always build the island on the ground but if I use 5" high wheels that makes a big difference in height of the island?
Thanks so much, I'll be taking pics as I progress.