Caster dolly painted

Many, many pictures will be taken over the months that follow. Personally, I want everything “picture perfect” 😉 so, obviously, the dolly needed a coat of paint.

Upper side of caster dolly

Under side of caster dolly

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Second coat of paintPostscript, Christmas Eve afternoon: I put a second coat of paint on the dolly.


Casters ordered

The suggestions–offered by Garden Tower Project–were read and documented (for reference). Strangely (my fault?), I couldn’t locate casters at Lowe’s, and casters at Tractor Supply were “too expensive” (imho). Furthermore, at Tractor Supply, I wasn’t provided information about the composition of the wheel. At Garden Tower Project, polyolefine was recommended. I hasten to say that the casters I ordered are probably much heavier than I need. But, this old lady wants to effortlessly navigate her Tower!!

Planks under TowerI searched the Internet (far and wide) for a “drum dolly” (none locally at Lowe’s or Tractor Supply). Drum dollies are widely available but I decided, instead, to spend extra dollars on exceptional casters. They will be attached to an unattractive–but sturdy–platform of two 2”x12” planks.

Some bolts will be purchased–to secure the Tower–but I speculate my total expense will be less than $60.00.

Garden Tower arrives

“READ THESE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY before unpacking your Garden Tower!”

Ha, ha, guess what?! I didn’t read the directions; I just went ahead and assembled the Tower. ~~ So simple: An eighty-year-old lady found it effortless!! ~~ Truthfully, the center pieces need to be installed. A platform, with swivel casters, needs to be built. But I’m off to a good start.

It’s a beautiful afternoon so (at 2 o’clock) I’ll sit on my patio and read the instructions. ~~ I have high-quality planter soil. Now I wait for Spring so I can start planting.

The boxes arrive

Boxes with patio in the background

Opened the small box

Repositioned the big box

Unpacked the big box

Garden Tower assembled

High-quality planter soil

Six bags of high-quality plantersoil

Beautiful in late afternoon sunshine

Home sweet home