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How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: kap
Date: February 19, 2010 08:23PM
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Re: How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: Lee3
Date: February 19, 2010 08:39PM
It wont take the side forces very well. It needs a back or some kind of board along the bottom
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Re: How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 19, 2010 08:40PM
It looks as if the sidewalls are too thin to use standard casters. Quite a while ago, I saw casters that had a "U" bracket that would basically cradle the sides. Google or, check home stores (Lowes, Home Depot etc.).
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Re: How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: M>B>
Date: February 19, 2010 09:23PM
It is likely made out of "particle punk" like most Ikea stuff.
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Re: How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: kap
Date: February 19, 2010 09:28PM
Lee3,
I couldn't find any info on the thickness of the panels but by the look of it I assume the side panels are too thin.

testcase,
Wrap-on Twin Wheel casters will have to be the ones.



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Re: How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: February 19, 2010 09:32PM
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testcase,
Wrap-on Twin Wheel casters will have to be the ones.

I'm really impressed that you found those! I knew exactly what he was talking about, but I couldn't figure out what they were called so I could find any. Good work!
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Re: How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: kap
Date: February 19, 2010 09:42PM
Can't find any at homedepot.com nor lowes.com. May have to stop by the stores themselves.
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Re: How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 19, 2010 10:50PM
they sell the casters at ikea

but if you hit one bump with it and it bows out -- like this: /-\ -- it will spit open

maybe something with support?

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Re: How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: kap
Date: February 19, 2010 11:02PM
jdc,
Ah, your idea even better! Thanks!



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Re: How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: artie67
Date: February 19, 2010 11:15PM
I get mine from Outwater Plastics. It is easy to call and they usually ship from Phoenix. Here is the link page 156. Looks like less than $1.50 total each. You might have to add a shim on the inside. [www.outwatercatalogs.com]
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Re: How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: February 20, 2010 07:26AM
Adding casters like that will raise the height of the desk. Hence, keyboard, mouse, display. (Think ergonomics here.) Is that a consideration? Alternatively, you could add felt strips to the bottoms of the panels. We've done that so we can easily slide the furniture on hardwood floors.




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Re: How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: kap
Date: February 20, 2010 07:41AM
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Adding casters like that will raise the height of the desk. Hence, keyboard, mouse, display. (Think ergonomics here.) Is that a consideration? Alternatively, you could add felt strips to the bottoms of the panels. We've done that so we can easily slide the furniture on hardwood floors.

Good point.



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Re: How easy is it to put casters on this computer desk?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 20, 2010 11:38AM
Is this going to be on a hardwood floor?

Just about any kind of rug will cause the bottom of the side panels to be stressed when moving it left or right.

If the movement is both limited and cautious, that might be ok. But I'd add a back panel, or a 1x3 along the bottom, at the very least.




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