Cheap Dolly Made Using IKEA Ivar and Rollerblade Wheels

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If I were shooting more video, I’d definitely look into building something like this. I have a dolly that fits the sweet video tripod, but it’s a cheapy and the wheels swivel when you need to change direction. It’s a pain to drag in a straight line for repeated takes. This looks like it would solve the problem. The only issue would be making it longer and having to figure out a way to smooth the joints.

Via: IKEA Hackers: Ivar loves Dolly.

Hat tip: Photojojo’s Tumblr

  • http://www.ryanwaddell.com Ryan Waddell

    I saw a DIY dolly that somebody did using PVC pipe as well.

    • americanrecluse

      I’ve used a PVC dolly and it was pretty awesome. There are obvious limits to the weight it can hold, but it totally gets the job done.