Broad-Brimmed Top Hat Caster Socket (Piano Socket)
Shaped like a broad-brimmed top hat, this socket is perfect for chairs with thick and sturdy wooden legs. The wide-diameter tack plate (the brim of the hat) measures 2 1/8-in. so the stress of the caster stem is distributed over a wide area, reducing the likelihood of damage to your chair leg. This socket is sometimes used on pianos. Can be used on a variety of wooden furniture. We used four of these on the plant pot platform. Will fit a 7/16-in. diameter stem up to 1 1/4-in. long. Start by drilling a hole at least 9/16-in. diameter in the bottom of your chair leg (or other furniture). Then insert the top of the "hat" into the hole and secure with four screws or bolts (not included). Stainless steel.
The optional caster sockets featured on this page work with Miracle Casters (and other casters that have a 7/16-in. diameter grip-ring stem.). These sockets allow Miracle Casters to be mounted to furniture other than chairs, or to chairs that do not have a suitable socket. Now, desks, TV caddies, bar-stools and even home-made furnishings (like the plant pot platform pictured above) can be fitted with Miracle Casters.
Select the socket design that will work best with your particular type of furniture. Some chairs and certain types of furniture may not be suitable for use with any of the sockets featured here. There is always a risk that modifying furniture by adding sockets or casters may lead to furniture damage or personal injury. Use these sockets at your own risk.