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.
~ by Adam M. Lewis
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