Furniture Caster Information

Furniture Terminology:

  • Wheel Diameter: is the most standard measurement used in measuring casters, refers to actual diameter of wheel.
  • Raises Furniture: is the height the furniture will be raised above the floor
  • Caster Stem: measured diameter x height
  • Caster Plate: is a circular plate, with three screw holes, which helps support furniture leg. Measured by diameter.

  • Measuring Stem Casters

    Selecting Furniture Casters:

  • Equation for estimating load capacity: add furniture weight + furniture load divided by the number of casters needed equals the weight individual casters must support.
  • If load capacity is provided it is prudent to use heavier load capacity then needed.
  • Caster's overall strength is affected by size of complete caster, material caster is made of and wheel size including diameter and width.
  • Mobility has an affect on load capacities. Less stress is place on caster when stationary verses moving.

  • Industry standards for antique style casters are often not provided. Our casters are quality reproductions designed to be used on furniture. They are very serviceable under normal conditions. As with all antique casters they are made for occasional rolling.