I have this antique dresser that is, like a lot of antique furniture, on casters. Useless casters, but still, casters. As I have it in the attic and it is a tall piece, I want to take the casters off so it can tuck a little further under the slanted walls - I'd prefer it on sliders too, as they move far better.
So I laid it down and unscrewed the three screws holding the casters in place (GD slot screws) but the casters did not come off. Is it possible that they are held in place by a rod sticking up inside the leg? That would explain why it is that the leg hasn't broken yet under what looks to be a dangerously offset stress when the thing is being moved. In addition, it would explain why three tiny screws have apparently held the caster in place for a hundred years under that degree of offset.
Would you think there is a rod, and if so, how long might it be, and would it be threaded? Also, assuming I get the casters off, does it look wise to put these legs on sliders (rubber cups with hard plastic underneath) and skate it around the room? I'm trying to figure out the physics of the forces on this leg, which just doesn't look sturdy enough to hold the piece, much less withstand the force of moving.
Pardon the partly painted room... but boy, does furniture on sliders ever move easily on that floor once it's painted glossy!