One of the best things you can do for your furniture, especially in smaller spaces, it to make it mobile. Simply add four heavy-duty wheels to the bottom of an island, a coffee table, an ottoman or even a plant stand. Now you can move your items where you need them most–no heavy lifting!
We wanted to share some photos of Osborne caster wheels that were used to transform these standard coffee tables into furniture that is unique, attractive and functional. Check out these mobile coffee tables, crafted by Hartford House in Toccoa, GA:
This table uses our Swivel Lock Caster 6″ Wheel (part #4976), which has a flat black finish and a protective coating to shield floors from scrapes. These casters are simple to install with 4 screws, one in each of the pre-drilled holes for the casters. We think this table looks old and new at the same time, and it is so versatile with the ability to easily move it wherever needed. The possibilities are endless! Move the table closer to the couch for jigsaw puzzle fun or just to rest your tired feet on. Move the table against a wall for a party game or for extra seating in the living room. Easy, functional, and stylish–wow!
Check out a similar table that uses a smaller caster to achieve the same thing–mobility and style! This is the Vintage Cast Iron Caster 2″ Wheel from Osborne (part #4910), and may be small but easily handles the load of moving the table from point A to point B. It also adds vintage charm to the piece!
Another way that casters can add a dramatic impact to furniture is by dressing up a bulky, heavy storage chest. If you have ever tried to move one of these, you know how awkward, heavy and clunky they can be.
This chest was purchased for $20 over 20 years ago by LaNell, one of our customers in Spokane, WA. She refinished it, added a set of the Vintage Cast Iron Caster 6″ Wheel (part #4920) to the bottom of the trunk and voila! Instant style and mobility! She transformed the chest into an enjoyable treasure and lovely work of art: