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.

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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.

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

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


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

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

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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.

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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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