Dresser from the Hood gets Wheels


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I showed y’all the Dresser from the Hood I found and converted into a useable piece of furniture again. It was done when I showed it to y’all, mostly anyway.


When I found it it had three wheels left to it and two of the wheels didn’t really fit in their holes anymore.

During my trip to Relics Flea Market I noticed one of the booths sold old furniture wheels or casters (apparently that is their real name). I went back a few weeks ago and with the booth owner’s help I picked out four new casters and sockets, brought them home and promptly put them in a bucket in my craft room where they have sat.

I was afraid of how the project would go. Trouble is, that dresser stares at me every day when I walk in the door. So, since I got a new drill for Christmas, I figured I would get to work on making the dresser road worthy.


I started with widening and deepening the holes that were already there.


I then put the sockets in the holes. This required some “tapping” with the hammer.


After that, I put the castors in the sockets and tapped those into place with the mallet.


Times that by four and the Dresser from the Hood was ready to ROLL!


I am so happy that I finally got the gumption to finish this project. The dresser sits up a little bit higher now and the old castors look good with the old handles.


About Southern Adventuress

Transplant from California now living in Charleston, South Carolina after getting married in September 2010 to a Southerner. Join me as I reinvent my house on a strict budget, navigate the streets of my city; meet the challenges of pet ownership; and delve into education after institutional learning.

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