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Immobilizing a unit on casters2/3
I have a feeling we may be looking for the Impossible. Wondering if anybody knows of a sleek way to lock a unit that sitting on concealed casters. The only floor locks/jacks that we see are the industrial type which don't look very good on a finished piece.
Hoping maybe somebody knows of a nice surface-mount, toe actuated, fairly light duty jack that would just snap down against the keep units stationary
I need this as well. Somebody asked for a mobile island that looks like a fixed island.
I was thinking more in terms of having it sit on the base normally and them lowering the wheels to raise the unit. Maybe with a electric linear actuator.
Wire it for a few gfci receps and put a 12vdc transformer in for the actuators. IDK. I'm still kicking it around.
Make two long hardwood "chocks". Start with a 3/4" x 2½ piece of hardwood and slice it on an angle. Glue some anti-slip rubber on the bottom. Two long ones that each span two casters will hold it in place. I guess you would have to include a couple of loops of webbing to remove it.
This works fine in my mind; I have never tried it though.