There are a ton of easy, DIY home projects that almost anyone can do with just a few tools and a set of rigid casters. From bedside tables to garage workbenches, this list will certainly give you the inspiration you need to build something that is maneuverable, stable, and built to last.
Vintage-Style Coffee Table
Why spend a ton of money on a cheaply-built coffee table when you can have a much sturdier and elegant home-made one? For this, all you’ll need is something that is “table-like:” some old wooden shipping crates or boxes will do. Slap some casters on the bottom to raise it up to the right height, and now you’ve got a rolling coffee table!
Don’t let that stand-alone chair in the corner of the room go unused simply because it doesn’t have a place to set books or drinks. Apply the same concept as the coffee table here but on a smaller scale. For this, all you’ll need is a box that is slightly taller or wider than what you would use for a coffee table. Stand it on end and put the caster on the bottom and you’re done!
Got a lot of wasted space underneath that vanity in your room? Casters on an old berry box work great for floor-level storage bins.
Need a place to set tools while you are working on your car or bike? Adding a set of casters to the bottom of an existing toolbox makes accessing and setting aside tools that much easier.
Rolling Dining Table
If you routinely find yourself sliding the dining room table away from the wall to make room for guests, consider that a set of casters on each of the 4 legs can make this job a lot easier. Just don’t forget to get the kind that lock!
Admittedly, this one is more of a style-based approach to using casters since most folks don’t intend to move their bed once they’ve placed it in their room. But, if you are the type of person to rearrange your decorations once a month and want to bring your bed along for the ride, putting a set of casters on the bottom of the bed can help. This way you’ll be able to roll the bed around easily if you are by yourself.
All in all, the possibilities with caster-based projects are endless. Wheels will never go out of style, and your projects will never be lacking in taste or maneuverability with these ideas!