Last Updated on September 17, 2020 by Corinne Schmitt
Many people don´t give the bottom of furniture much thought, but if you are interested in building furniture or creating something else with another project, you might want to consider using caster wheels. They will make it easy for you to move your item around after it´s completed, and they can be added easily to just about any project.
Caster Wheels Are Easy To Use
These wheels can be added to existing projects and furniture pieces, too, or used as replacement wheels. They are easily changed out, and you can even upgrade to a larger diameter, making a heavy bookshelf able to be more easily moved around.
What Types Of Furniture Uses Caster Wheels?
All types of furniture can benefit from having these added. This includes couches and sofas, chairs, TV stands, entertainment centers, aquarium stands, and even microwave carts.
These wheels come in many different styles, finishes, colors, and strength levels. Some are solid steel, while others are more appropriate for garage use under a heavy toolbox, due to the rubber construction used around the exterior of the wheel.
Caster Wheels Are Excellent Replacements
Many of these wheels are excellent replacements for the originals on hand carts and dollies. Replacing old wheels shouldn´t wait until they are falling off, though. Waiting that long puts anyone using the equipment at risk of injury. This is particularly important for items that carry a heavy load, or dangerous contents, such as grills and barbeques.
The same holds true for furniture. Things do break with extended use, and wheels are no different, even wheels on furniture.
It isn´t just equipment you should be concerned with. If you check the many different items in your home, you might be surprised with how many different items have wheels on them.
Each set, meaning each individual wheel, should be checked. The surface of the wheel should be free of cracks, and the stability of the wheel should be tested. Checking once or twice a year should be sufficient, but always be on the look out when moving furniture around for any signs of weakness.
Having different sets of wheels on hand, one set smaller than the other, should suffice. Storing them in the utility closet should keep them handy for when you do eventually need them.
Wheels may not seem like a basic item for maintaining a home, but they really are necessary. Having the right kind on hand is simple – locate the items that use wheels now, and make a list of what kinds are in use now, and how much use each set of wheels receives. Purchase replacement wheels for those sets that receive the most wear and tear.