Casters should be installed perpendicular to the floor.
Drill hole: 3/8" x 1 5/8" in bottom of furniture leg. Insert caster-sleeve. Gently tap in place,.so that teeth permeate wood.
Older furniture may have old caster-sleeve still in place. New replacement wood wheel casters may or may-not snap into old sleeves. Old sleeves can be removed and replaced with new sleeves. (see bottom of page)
Once caster-sleeve is in place: push caster-stem into sleeve until it snaps into place.
For smooth mobility and serviceable action castersmust be properly installed.
A note about restorations: mixing old and new casters, on one piece of furniture, rarely provides an acceptable outcome.
Removing old caster sleeves
Use an icepick or other sturdy straight pointed tool
Push tip of tool into gap between two socket-sleeve teeth.
Pry up on tool, to loosen teeth.
Continue to work your way around circumference of socket-sleeve loosening a couple teeth at a time
Once the socket sleeve is loose, grip it with pliers.
Pull socket-sleeve straight out. If it is still tight try rocking it back a forth a couple of times and then pulling it out.