I love Ikea!
After getting the Cricut Imagine, I discovered I needed a place to sit this machine and use it. The place I have my Cricut Expression is not big enough for the Imagine. No, I’m not giving up my Expression because the Imagine does not interface with Design Studio. I like the large screen it gives for designing better than what the Gypsy provides.
Found the cute white drop leaf, gatefold table. Perfect! It has six drawers which holds the power cords both the Imagine and my Babylock sewing machine.
One problem – that table is 92lbs of heavy and I needed an easy way to roll it out when I get ready to use it.
Again Ikea to the rescue….casters ($10.00) set of 4.
Look at that, a perfect fit. You would think it was planned.
Take a pencil and mark the holes where you are going to drill.
Make sure your drill bit is smaller than the screw and that when you put it in the drill housing it is in the middle.. not to the side like this one.
Needs to be dead center to drill correctly.
I marked all four legs and drilled the 4 holes in each of the 4 legs all at the same time that way I would not be switching back and forth between a drill bit and a screw driver.
The casters did not come with hardware so I had to find some screws that were long enough to go through the casters and into the wood.
These were plenty long and luckily I just had the right amount (16).
Whaaaaalaaaah! Looks great; however, I created a couple of problems when I put casters on the table.
1. It raised the table 2-1/2″. The arm that swings out to hold the table leaf up will need to be extended 2-1/2″. Easy enough I’ll just cut a couple of blocks of wood and paint them white and attach them to each arm.
2. Again it being raised 2-1/2″ means a regular chair is too low. Easy enough get a thicker pillow for my chair or use the stool that I use at my stand up work station. It will need a thicker pillow just because it’s really hard on the back side to sit for very long.
The casters made the table a lot easier to move and since I have to move this out to use it, every little bit helps the old back!