How to Build a Strolling Table

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Metal pipes will make for stong table legs that are easy to attach.
Metal pipes will make for stong table legs that are easy to attach. (Image: Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Creatively serve appetizers and cocktails with a table that moves with you. A strolling table is something you might see at a casino or a high-scale party. It's a table that a server stands inside of and walks with, as he serves guests. The round table has wheels that allow it to move freely. The table is covered with a decorated costume that fits the mood of the party. Build your own strolling table with ease using plywood, metal pipes for the legs and swivel. Cover your strolling table with a purchased or homemade costume.

Things You'll Need

  • Safety glasses
  • Tape measure
  • Straightedge
  • Pencil
  • String, 40 inches
  • Plywood, 3/4-by-40-by-40 inches
  • Drill
  • Drill bit, 1/2-inch
  • Jigsaw
  • Screw gun
  • 4 pipe end brackets, 1/4-inch, with screws
  • 4 metal pipes, 1/4-by-30 inches
  • 4 swivel wheels, 1/4-inch threaded opening
  • Strolling table costume

Draw two lines from corner to corner on your plywood. The intersection of the lines is the center of the plywood. Tie your string to the pencil so it is 10 inches away from one end. Hold the end of the string where the lines intersect and draw a 20-inch diameter circle. Draw a 40-inch circle following the same process. Tie your string so it is 20 inches away from the pencil.

Drill a 1/2-inch hole inside the circle and next to the line. Cut out the circle using your jigsaw. This is where the server will stand inside the table. Cut out the 40-inch circle starting from the outside edges of the plywood.

Screw the pipe end brackets over the lines on the plywood so the center of the threaded holes are 10 inches away from each edge of the plywood. These are the legs to the table. Screw the pipes into the brackets and screw the wheels on to the pipes.

Place your strolling table costume over the strolling table. Enter the table by crawling underneath the table and standing up through the 20-inch hole. As you walk, the table moves with you by rolling on its wheels.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear safety glasses when using power tools.

References

  • "Step by Step Basic Carpentry"; Ben Allen; 1997
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