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Old 12-30-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Hi all...

My wife has a wood cabinet that weighs @ 100 lbs & is 16" x 18" x 5' high. It has 4 legs that make it sit about 6-8" off the floor; they are not removable & I don't want to saw them off to make it flush with the floor. I could in a pinch attach a piece of plywood to the four legs to make it flush with the floor if I needed to, but I'd like to avoid that if I can. She would like for the cabinet to rotate 360 on a base and doesn't want casters.

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Old 12-30-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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Thanks! I have the typical lazy susan brackets, but I'd really like to try another way of doing this. Not sure I could attach it properly with the metal screws...given the overall weight of the cabinet. I'm hoping I can make something like this work:

http://www.nauticexpo.com/prod/optip...31-281086.html
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Posting a picture of this cabinet would be a big help.
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Posting a picture of this cabinet would be a big help.
Ayuh,.... Must Have, I'd say,....

I like the lazy susan beain' bracket better than the sailboat hardware,...

Can ya cut the legs off, attach the L/S, then put the legs back on,..??
you'd probably be lookin' at raisin' the cabinet by an inch or two, with the mountin', 'n bracketry,...
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This is pretty close to the cabinet, except it's got 4 seperate legs... Naw, can't cut off the legs, but affixing plywood to the bottom will satisfy her...


Hopefully, the pic will post properly; if not, here's the link

http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225...T8z63Cg9XA.jpg
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Ayuh,... That looks like there No support near the center of it, just along the sides,...

Maybe 2, steel(or aluminum) plates, 18"x16"x 1/4" each,...
lay 1 on the floor, the L/S bearin', then the top plate,...
Set the cabinet, 'n it'll only be 'bout an inch or so taller,...

I believe any less than 1/4" thick, they'll bend,...
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Thanks!!! Sounds like a good idea - I'll have to see how much it'll cost to do it that way - Hadn't thought of metal sheets...
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Seat swivel. Boat shops have a lot of them.




http://www.iboats.com/Garelick-Unive...-view_id.37936

(edit... I see someone else suggested this above. Not a good idea to use screws. Nuts/bolts would be better)

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Thanks for the thought. Only kidding about the nautical thing, of course, but the idea of something similar - along the same lines, if you will, seemed to make sense. Nuts and bolts won't work on this...
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Instead of a swiveling cabinet, you might end up with a teeter totter. Be careful with your design...and good luck.
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With a 5 foot tall cabinet, it sure seems like that cabinet is going to rock real bad.
And then that cabinet is 24" across corners, so you have to place it 8" away from the wall.
Does not sound like a good idea to me.
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there are rotating displays at retail stores that are bigger than that. find what they use.

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