How To Add Casters To Furniture

in , by Julie Nichols, April 06, 2015
{Hi Friends}

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday weekend! 

This week my daughter is on spring break.  I am looking forward to spending quality time with her. We will be doing some shopping, decorating & rearranging her bedroom.  She likes the Bohemian look and we are on the hunt for a tapestry to hang above her bed.  

Today I want to show you how to add casters to your furniture  

This project was a joint effort.  My sweet husband purchased the four black casters at Walmart.  WHY? Because I mentioned to him that someday I would like to put casters on these bookshelves. NOW, why? did he only buy four?  You may ask?   BECAUSE... he knows me very well and he knows that I could change my mind at any second, but this time I didn't.  The minute I laid eyes on those beauties I knew I wanted four more.  The next day we went to Walmart to purchase them and guess what... NO BLACK CASTERS.  I was disappointed because I really wanted black.  Well, we decided to buy four gray rubber swivel casters, which are kind of cool because now I can steer the bookshelves.  I ended up putting the black ones in the front and I hid the gray ones in the back. 


My husband gave me a quick lesson on how to add the casters.  While he did the first bookshelf  I watched carefully stepping on his toes a million times!!!  

Thank goodness I was able to do the second one myself...Yippie!!


A drill with a thin drill bit and a black sharpie or pencil.
{I know the bits have names.... sorry I'm not sure what the name of this one is.}

Here is a picture of it.

                                                   Step by Step On How To Add Casters:

  1. Line your caster up evenly along the edge of the bottom of your furniture.
  2. Use your sharpie to mark where you will predrill the holes.  I put one dot in the middle of each circle of the caster.                      
  3. After you made your four dots with the sharpie use the drill to predrill the hole, but don't go all the way through the wood.  You just want to drill enough so it is easy to drill the screws in.
  4. After you predrilled the holes take the screws and drill them all the way through the wood.
  5. That's do the same for the rest of the casters.
  6. When you're finished you can decorate your shelves.


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  1. Good for you! And so nice to have them on casters, isn't it!

  2. I wish I would have thought of this when my kids were little. I would have put them on everything they had in their rooms lol

    Anyway, great job :)



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