|Forum topic by April Wilkerson||posted 02-22-2014 05:26 PM||1045 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-22-2014 05:26 PM
Hi…newbie here and I have a question on casters I can’t figure out:
I see photos of projects on here that have casters and sometimes instead of attaching the caster directly to the bottom of the project, the builder first attaches a small square piece of wood then screws the caster on that piece.
My question is why? Is it to spread out the load better? To give you more material to put in a longer screw for strength? Or since the caster is constantly swiveling around, does it make it more durable over time? These have been my guesses, but I hate guesses. ; )
I’m curious but also want to make sure I’m building things correctly. Thanks for the help!