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IKEA Hack: Adding wheels to OLOV table legs

By Kuba Wolanin
Published in Misc Projects
May 17, 2021
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IKEA Hack: Adding wheels to OLOV table legs

My studio has somewhat limited space and in order to have everything neatly organized and portable, I decided to attach wheels to various pieces of furniture. A simple custom made oak table with IKEA OLOV legs is a perfect example.

In order to attach wheels to the legs, I needed to design a custom end caps, that would hold a M10 nut.

Bill of materials:

  • A wooden table top - I used a piece of oak that I had leftover from making windowstills
  • Set of four IKEA OLOV legs
  • Set of four furniture wheels with M10 screw - I used a set of two wheels with brakes and two without
  • Set of four M10 nuts
  • 3D printed end cap - they’re inserted into OLOV legs with M10 nuts hammered in

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A set of M10 nuts, 3d printed end caps and wheels

As I’m not very fluent in 3d modelling, after about an hour of trial and error I had a rough design of the end caps. I used Tinkercad. It’s a perfect app for small designs and for someone not very experienced in designing 3D objects, it’s a great learning tool as well.

My design is freely available so you can adapt it to your needs:

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/g6FvznL4i1H-ikea-olov-m10/

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4859578

I then exported my STL file to Cura slicer, which created a GCODE for my Ender 3 Pro printer.

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Completed 3d print of end caps and M10 nuts

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With a little help of hammer, I've attached the end caps to the legs

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Attached wheel

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Completed portable table!


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