Hey there! Today’s project had me stumped and I had to call in the big guns. Anytime I get stuck on a repair job, 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
Repairing The Rotted Wood
As you can see, the bottom of the legs appears 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
I 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
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
We decided the sockets needed to be countersunk 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 is given where credit is due.
This 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.
Adding caster wheels was the perfect fix for this old gal. I’m so glad “WE” did it. ♥
Until the next project… xo, Do