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    Default What angle to attach castor wheels to swinging bookcase

    Hi all, quick question... as per the title.

    Basically I have a space I'm making for a 3ft tent. On top is a worktop and in front is a shallow locked cupboard I made which will be on invisible hinged so the babinet opens like a door. I'm wanting to add a few wheels to help suport the weight. Its 7kg empty but I'd like to use the little space it offers anyway.

    The floor is laminate wood so looking at non marking ones but not sure if I have to use swivel, or if fixed at an angle would work. I worry about the swivel ones rattling and giving the game away as I plan on hidING the fact they're there.
    Or just a foam covered block but I'm worried it'll eventually leave an arching mark.

    Anyone done similar or have any ideas?

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    Several layers of felt on the bottom of a block of wood, works much better, easier to hide and cleans the floor as it goes, no arc after 3 years ish

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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post
    Several layers of felt on the bottom of a block of wood, works much better, easier to hide and cleans the floor as it goes, no arc after 3 years ish
    That's what I've done for storage cupboard in my hall way. My whole wall, skirting an all just drags across the floor with 8mm felt underneath. Works wonders 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironman View Post
    That's what I've done for storage cupboard in my hall way. My whole wall, skirting an all just drags across the floor with 8mm felt underneath. Works wonders ��

    Sent from ⚒Thames Iron Works⚒
    Yeah, have built the same kind of things for customers in the past, usually under the stairs

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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post
    Yeah, have built the same kind of things for customers in the past, usually under the stairs
    Exactly that mate, saw it on a you tube video and smashed it😉

    Like most things I do myself, uncle you tube shows me the way 😂

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    That's awesome gents, I'll do exactly that, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironman View Post
    Exactly that mate, saw it on a you tube video and smashed it��

    Like most things I do myself, uncle you tube shows me the way ��

    Sent from ⚒Thames Iron Works⚒
    Next time, PM me instead. I was doing it in the days of Compuserve

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