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The handles. The hinges. The split boards. THE SMELL. What’s not to love about this gentleman? Not much, but I think I can make life on his creaky old joints a little easier. I’m putting this bad boy on wheels!
Here are my materials that I *think* I’m going to start with: A drill, castor wheels, wood screws
Why is it that I “think” I’m using these? Because once I start working, I realize that 1. A drill is going to be much too hard on this box. Since I don’t want to split the wood and ruin the box, I switch to a simple screw driver. The wood is old and soft, so there isn’t much trouble getting the screws in. 2. I decide that the wheels I originally purchased are too small. They are not a good scale for the box and they look puny.
See that? See how we can roll with the punches? Go with the flow, folks. No rules here. If one thing doesn’t work, well don’t do that thing then.
See? Bigger is better in this case:
I purchased these castor wheels from Home Depot. They come in all kinds of sizes. They swivel. I likey. The price ranges depending on what size you buy. The wheel I ended up going with is a 2 inch rubber wheel. But if you are doing a similar project, you pick the wheels that *you* like. Can’t go wrong, as long as you like it.
A new guy comes to the party, and his name is WASHER:
The more the merrier, right? Okay, so remember how we are rolling with the punches? The screws were a smidge, and I mean SMIDGE too long. (A girl at Home Depot in an orange apron can help you find the right screws.) The tips of their teeny, tiny points came through on the other side of the wood. Solution? Washer man! Er, washer, man! The washer helped add a little bit of space so that when the screw was all of the way in, it didn’t poke through. I’d hate for someone to buy this beautiful piece from me, fill it with throw blankets, and then have the blankets snag on the screw. See, I do care!
The possibilities are endless of what you could do with this guy! Here’s just one idea:
Now here’s to hoping that I can double my money on him. Let me know what you think!