Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northeastern BC
Just an update on adding casters to the tall storage cabinet, in case anyone reads this and wants to do the same thing.
Turns out the casters CT sent me (that are actually for one of the benches) have a 12mm threaded stem. The levelling feet that came with my cabinet have a 14mm threaded insert flush with the bottom. Therefore, the casters will not simply thread into the inserts where the levelling feet go.
After considering a number of different solutions, I decided the easiest thing was just to weld some 12mm nuts concentric with the levelling feet holes. Now the casters simply thread in where the levelling feet would go.
If I ever have any reason to use the levelling feet again, it's just a matter of using a zip disc and cutting the welds off the nuts.
The cabinet seems pretty stable (the 2 front casters have brakes) and is easily movable. I also used a some more 12mm nuts on the caster stems so that the cabinet can be levelled (by using the 'double-nut' technique) once you decide where you want to park it. That's important to make the doors square-up, since any large box like this will be inevitably a little floppy.
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