How I rescued a sideboard by adding caster wheels. #dododsondesigns #casterwheels #sideboardrescue #furniturerepair

How I Rescued A Sideboard With Caster Wheels

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Hey there! Today’s project had me stumped and I had to call in the big guns. Anytime I get stuck on a fix it project, I can always depend on Mr. Honey Do coming to the rescue. I’ve had this sideboard for a while in my home and knew at some point I would have to address the issue of repairing the rotted wood where the old casters were attached to the feet. The challenge would be to repair the rotted wood and add new caster wheels.

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How I Rescued A Sideboard With Caster Wheels

How I rescued a sideboard by adding caster wheels. #dododsondesigns #casterwheels #sideboardrescue #furniturerepair

How I rescued a sideboard by adding caster wheels. #dododsondesigns #casterwheels #sideboardrescue #furniturerepair

Repairing The Rotted Wood

How I rescued a sideboard by adding caster wheels. #dododsondesigns #casterwheels #sideboardrescue #furniturerepairAs you can see, the the bottom of the legs appear to have water damage. I’m pretty sure someone has removed some of the damage by cutting off the legs which creates another problem. My whole goal is to add new caster wheels to this sideboard to give it back some height. The support boards that connect the 6 legs can’t be removed.

Before Adding The New Caster Wheels

How I rescued a sideboard by adding caster wheels. #dododsondesigns #casterwheels #sideboardrescue #furniturerepairI started with wood glue and applied it to the inside and in all the cracks of the wood. Using clamps helped to hold the wood inplace for the next step.

How I rescued a sideboard by adding caster wheels. #dododsondesigns #casterwheels #sideboardrescue #furniturerepairWith my fingers, I gently filled the hole with Plastic Wood Filler. This gave the legs strength and filled the void where the new caster wheels would be.

How I rescued a sideboard by adding caster wheels. #dododsondesigns #casterwheels #sideboardrescue #furniturerepairI allowed the plastic wood and glue to fully dry over the next few days. The hold was pretty deep, so it needed extra time to fully cure and become hard. After it was dried, I used my orbital sander to clean up the rough areas and get it ready for new holes.

Drilling The Holes For The New Caster Wheels

How I rescued a sideboard by adding caster wheels. #dododsondesigns #casterwheels #sideboardrescue #furniturerepair

The holes drilled out perfectly! Did you notice that crack? I was worried too even though I filled it with glue.

Inserting The Sockets For The Caster Wheels

How I rescued a sideboard by adding caster wheels. #dododsondesigns #casterwheels #sideboardrescue #furniturerepairWe decided the sockets needed to be counter sunk due to the crack on the side of the foot. The next step was pure genius! Giving all the credit to Mr. Honey Do. Credit given where credit was due. 

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The Fix

How I rescued a sideboard by adding caster wheels. #dododsondesigns #casterwheels #sideboardrescue #furniturerepairThis is why I call in the big guns! I would have never thought of this in a thousand years. My brain doesn’t work like this. I’m a painter and love pretty things, right? A custom piece of metal was cut with a hole drilled for the caster wheels to fit in perfectly. That crack is no longer a concern as the metal plate gave the added strength it needed to sustain the weight of the sideboard without blowing the side out.

How I rescued a sideboard by adding caster wheels. #dododsondesigns #casterwheels #sideboardrescue #furniturerepairAdding caster wheels was the perfect fix for this old gal. I’m so glad “WE” did it. ♥

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Until the next project… xo, Do

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