Caster Brackets

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Project by Lad posted 1108 days ago 3074 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Converted an old desk into a drill press stand. Needed away to attach some casters. Here’s the bracket I came up with. Made out of 3/4 and 1/2 oak. Casters, 3”, are from Woodcraft. Fixed in the back and swivel w/locks up front. Attached caster to bracket with 5/16 lags and bolts. To ensure I drilled holes true, I built a jig the would hold the bracket while holes were drilled. The last picture shows a mock up version, all dados are 1/4 deep by wood thickness.

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#1 posted 1108 days ago

Looks like they work! Made out of oak? I have a small application for something like these. Would you share the dimensions, please? Thanks!

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#2 posted 1108 days ago

looks great, and It adds some nice character to the cabinet while at it.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 1108 days ago

thats neat ,i’ll have to remember that one.

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#4 posted 1108 days ago

good one.


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#5 posted 1108 days ago

That’s a great idea, and they look super.
I assume there are 4 bolts holding the casters on? hard to tell in the photos…

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#6 posted 1108 days ago

Great idea looks good! Nice and solid and some nice casters to boot!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 1108 days ago

I like when anyone is able to repurpose something. Great looking brackets, and kudo’s on the re-using the desk as a workstation…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#8 posted 1108 days ago

Thats a neat idea.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 1107 days ago

Super job and great idea.
Thanks for sharing them with us.

View Lad's profile


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#10 posted 1095 days ago

Thanks all, updated original project posting. Hope I answered all questions.

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