Where can I purchase the hardware in this application to move a bookcase?

mgtnatalieOctober 11, 2012
I have an application that the solution in this picture seems to solve. I've been surfing the internet for hardware to move two bookcases to the side to gain access to a boiler room. I need rails for the ceiling and plan to use wheels on the bottom as pictured. Please advise on the hardware used in this application. Thank you
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Gardner Mohr Architects LLC
I researched a ton of hardware solutions, and in the end, used none of them. The gravity load is of course carriied at the bottom, by the wheels, as opposed to being hung from tracks. The wheels are common 4" medium/heavy duty casters that do not pivot, such as these: http://thecasterguy.com/faultless-casters-100-series-light-duty-casters-c-348_349/100-series-light-duty-caster-24830-p-4019. (Only these in this link are not rated for the load that we had to carry.) In the end, I wish I had chosen a castor with ball bearings -- this may be a good source: http://www.coolcasters.com/?ref=adwords&gclid=CMT6vtub-bICFYuY4AodQR0A9w. The guide at the top is simply an aluminum channel, gliding in-between two pieces of lacquered wood, and we rubbed wax on the channel in areas where there may be been rubbing. (The floor was very uneven.) Overall, this simple solution works terrifically -- it has been in place since 2003. The only changes I'd make would be to use a different castor, and perhaps to consider a flush track in the floor. The existing floor is a true parquet from 1957, and where the casters often sit, the floor has seen some "crushing", so that there are some slight indentations from the castors where the shelves commonly sit. We did not experience these indentations untill the shelves became very overloaded, not as you see in these pics.
1 Like    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 7:54AM
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Thank you so much for the input. It seems like such a simple solution after it is patiently pointed out.
Much appreciated
    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 11:01AM
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Gardner Mohr Architects LLC
You're welcome, my pleasure. BTW, the word "sleigh" at the end of the description should have been "slight".
    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 11:27AM
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