Adding Casters to An Ottoman

Adding Casters to An Ottoman

Kyle Freeman
Jun 3, 2009

If we ruled the world all furniture would be made with lockable casters. As a serial rearranger, we value ease of mobility first and foremost. But in the case of this trash find ottoman (we recovered it with the fabric you see in the photo) we wanted to be able to move it more easily on our shag carpet...

So we decided to add casters to the piece. It works like a charm! Lest anyone has a hissy fit from looking closely at the photo and noticing that the metal plates used to attach the casters to the ottoman are too big for the footprints of the tapered ottoman legs, just remember that we were committed to a "use what you have" approach and we had this fabric, this ottoman, and these casters already on hand. And no one has been negatively impacted by the imperfect fit. And the sweetie rolls just fine!

So check out this great post about casters and give them a try when your ottoman wants to be liberated from stagnating in one place for too long.

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