Wheeled interior furniture appeared in the second half of the 19th Century as a serving décor during big meals –and they’ve been popular ever since.
Of course, the biggest advantage of wheeled furniture is their ease-of-movement that lets you carry food and beverages around the house with minimum hassles. It’s unfortunate that we don’t see a lot of wheels around in the modern furniture designs though –they seem to have gotten lost somewhere between the 19th and 21st century.
I was on Pinterest one night and I saw some modern-designed coffee tables with small wheels attached and I instantly got inspired to start a similar project of my own –and voila!
I just finished making this stroller table using the wheels from my fancy old stroller. I still have to paint it, but I thought it turned out pretty well –take a look!
A Wheeled Coffee Table? Why?
Wheels make movement easy – and that’s the main reason you would put something with tires inside the house as a part of the décor, right? A wheeled coffee table is great for the following reasons
- I can set up an entire dining table in the kitchen and carry it to the living room when the guests are over –rather than carrying each item one by one; it’s classier this way!
- It looks great! You’ll see rolling tables as a part of the interior of some of the poshest cafes and restaurants –you can’t just limit them to the house!
- It’s a low-height furniture piece which makes it great to be used as a laptop stand or a study table in the living room as well.
- I made mine out of wood, but if you can choose whatever goes well with your décor –glass, plastic, marble, a treasure chest; your pick!
- Wheeled coffee tables will fit with just about any decor: vintage or modern, colorful and fresh or pastel-like and soothing.
Up Close and Personal
Coffee tables, in general, are very utilitarian and versatile –and wheeled ones only add a certain character to your décor.
You can even choose to use a stroller-with-breaks as the lower half of the coffee table the way I did. This will allow you to keep it from rolling when you want to use the table as a footrest or a study space.
I used two old stroller wheels –they were completely functional and even had brakes on them.
Here is a video of how it works 🙂