I recently showed you how I turned this old ammo box into a unique coffee table.
This is the after, but I was curious about leg/wheels.
To tell you the truth, I always planned to put wheels on it, but wanted to run it by you for your opinion.
I had been saving these wheels/casters for something special, and I think this coffee table was the perfect piece.
This ammo box is so vintage that my branding iron stamp “handcrafted by MyRepurposedLife.com” looks right at home, don’t ya think?
I also added slow closure hinges to the inside. Because the lid is very heavy, and when open, puts a lot of stress on the old hinges, I decided to put one on each side. So glad I did. They work perfectly to hold the lip up, and support it so there isn’t any pressure on the original hinges. Do you remember how much I dislike installing hinges? These gave me fits! NO directions whatsoever were included with the package. Even after I googled it and found the directions, I was still confused. WHY do I struggle so much with hinges?
Look how much extra storage it offers. In addition to the bottom shelf, there is all this room with the lid up. You can see my coffee table in the background. I’ve had both of them in the living room for several days, and can’t decide which to keep. One of them needs to head out the door real soon… my guess is it will be the ammo box.
Do you like the wheels/casters I used? Do you think I’ll have a difficult time selling it?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.