Spindle Caster Mounted To A 2x4 Block with a T-Nut and Attached To The Bottom Of A Cabinet With Deck Screws

Spindle Caster Mounted To A 2x4 Block with a T-Nut and Attached To The Bottom Of A Cabinet With Deck Screws

 

A few years ago, I bought some heavy-duty wire shelving to use for my aquariums and storage. The weakest part of these shelves is the spindle casters. The shelves I bought will support 1200 pounds but not with the wheels attached. The spindle casters that come with the shelving will not support that kind of weight. So I had all these large spindle casters getting in my way that I wanted to use for something. 

 

Spindle Caster Mounted To A 2x4 Block with a T-Nut and Attached To The Bottom Of A Cabinet With Deck Screws


After several bouts of research, I figured out that I can buy steel mounting plates for spindle casters that sell for about the same price as a good set of dual-breaking casters. Making the mounting plates or having them made cost even more.

My solution was to mount the spindle caster to a block of 2x4 using a T-nut and attach it to the bottom of the cabinet using some heavy deck screws. I replaced plate casters attached with screws to a glue block on the bottom of the cabinet with the spindle casters. Getting the glue blocks off was a challenge involving damaged chisels that had to be reground after hitting broken screws.

The old casters that were on the cabinet were terrible. They would get stuck and slide instead of rolling, and they were too small to roll over even small bits of wood on the floor. These large casters are a considerable improvement. They roll smoothly and always swivel as they should. They will roll over small objects on the floor with little effort. I tested this by rolling over q 12-gauge extension cord.

There are probably a lot of these casters laying around out there u

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