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Published on December 29th, 2014 | by Adam M. Lewis


Dressmaking table on casters


This is simply the Norden leaf table with some leg extensions and casters, used as a conveniently storable table for tracing out patterns and cutting cloth for home dressmaking.



In total the table is raised 16cm. It is important to get casters with brakes so the table doesn’t move in use. I used some steel brackets which have a screw about 6mm diameter fixed to them, which goes into the extension piece. I drilled two holes right through the legs and used 2 X M5 countersunk bolts secured with nuts because I thought wood screws might tear out. This wasn’t enough to keep the extension pieces from pivoting slightly, so I added some plates secured with wood screws. The end result is not elegant but is acceptable for a workbench. The hack could also be improved by using smaller casters which would have room to swivel properly.

Santa suit from SANELA curtains
Small Bedroom, big heart… and lots of storage!

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12 Responses to Dressmaking table on casters

  1. Lock&Key says:

    Too funny, this is EXACTLY what I’m doing now to my second hand bought Norden table! I’m also thinking about a different approach; adding wheels first, but getting more hight by screwing adjustable legs onto the middle section of the table top, and placing a new table top, and a lighter one, plus the hanging sides, on top of that. store my pattern paper.

  2. Does anyone know if the capita legs would fit on the legs of the norden table?

  3. Raquel Coto says:

    Hello can you email me a link of the casters? I cant find it and seems like everyone wants the link!
    Thank you!

  4. Bryan says:

    Can you give me a link to the casters?

  5. Zainul Hal says:

    Woow.. Great.. Perfect idea for my tiny room… Thanks so much.

  6. Just perfect ! A really good idea ! Thanks

  7. This is exactly what I’m looking for ! Thanks Steph ! ❤️

  8. Laurel says:

    This is a great solution for my small office/craft room! I don’t need the casters, but I would like it taller. Does anyone know if the capita legs would fit on the legs of the norden table?

  9. I have this table in my sewing room and have been trying to think of how to do this! Where to buy the leg extenders & casters?

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