I really like it when people use the grand and wide sweeping "YOU", by the way. Because it both brings together and alienates people at the same time. It's controversial. SOME people hate it a lot and they get all mad. All of these features appeal to me. Just thought I'd share that with you since we've already decided that this post is going to be full of stupid useless shit anyway.
For the main stupid useless shit topic of this post though - casters.
Yeah, like little free-swiveling wheels that turn awkward and heavy objects into movable, useful, way better versions of themselves automatically.
Take The Cube, for instance.
|He ain't fancy, but Awesome doesn't require fancy.|
You should first know that we love The Cube. It's the most useful piece of furniture (indoors or outdoors) that we own, we've had it since before Bubba and I were a thing and, in its time, it has served one million purposes, such as:
1. Throw a tablecloth over it and it becomes a Patio Bar
2. and a Patio Side Table
3. Add a cushion to that and it becomes an extra seat
4. Take the cushion away and it becomes a reception table
5. Denude it completely and it becomes a bike repair stand
6. Brewing table
7. Painting table
8. Lock the wheels and it becomes a step stool
9. Unlock the wheels and it easily moves big heavy things
10. Speaker box
1,000,000. Extra seat in the garage for lazy wives
What I'm saying is that if this thing, which is just six pieces of particle board nailed together into a big ass box, was just a box without wheels, it'd be mostly useless and we'd have destroyed/gotten rid of it years ago.
But because it has wheels STRIKE THAT locking casters - it's the most useful piece of furniture that we own.
And that fact - that putting wheels on something otherwise useless and annoying makes it super useful and The Best - has influenced our household. In the way that we now consider the Caster Factor before we sell/toss/burn any piece of furniture or other rigid thing.
What Would Casters Do?
Well, let me tell you:
|Metal box into Paint Cart|
|Tool Box into Tool Box That's Not Always In The Wrong Place ALL THE FUCKING TIME|
|Five huge storage totes that are impossible to get into INTO Five huge storage totes that are easily accessible|
|Giant wooden crate for VW parts that's ALWAYS in the way INTO Giant wooden crate for VW parts that's ALWAYS in the way but at least marginally easy to relocate to some less in the way place.|
|Metal desk that can be anywhere, any time, any way you like it. We also love The Desk very much.|
And the fact that The Cube fits neatly under The Desk makes the whole situation that much more enjoyable/bloggable.
I'd like to be able to say that when we brought home this metal desk, we tested The Cube to see whether it'd fit under it, but alas, we did not have that kind of forethought. HOWEVER, when Bubba built the leg extensions with the casters for The Desk and then we slid The Cube underneath it, thus discovering the next layer of Awesome lurking in The Cube's repertoire, I can say that we weren't surprised.
It is The Cube after all. He only knows Awesome. And casters.
That's all I got.