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Couch with lockable wheels

Shockingly simple idea but ive never seen this shit in my life
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Simply a couch with some kind of wheel (I was thinking of something like a shopping cart, but of course strong enough to hold a couch and/or people on a couch.

In case you happen to have shithead demon children, there would presumably be some kind of lock on the wheels that prevent a child from moving your couch around and messing everything up, the locks could maybe be some kind of spokes that come out of the wheel to make it harder to move, or the circular wheel could make their sides flat like a square to also make it harder to move (added some kind of code to un-lock them)

This would make it way easier to move a couch to a different room/ across a room if you desire to do such a thing

gonaldgoose, Dec 06 2021

https://www.colsonc...cessory/total-lock/ [pocmloc, Dec 06 2021]

Sofa castors https://www.keyston...EAAYAyAAEgK_ifD_BwE
widely known to exist and in common usage with or without brakes [xenzag, Dec 07 2021]

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       Hmmm very clever, many sofas have tiny casters that don't really do very much, big industrial castors with locking mechanisms are readily available (check out "total locking casters" which lock both the wheel and the swivel). But there definitely seems to be a lack of large industrial locking casters applied to the undersides of sofas. The quick retort is to buy as many such casters as your sofa has legs, and screw them on, which would bake this idea in 10 minutes, but you still get a [+] for coming up with the idea.
pocmloc, Dec 06 2021
  

       Baked and widely known to exist as a search for lockable castors, or braked castors will show.
xenzag, Dec 06 2021
  

       The design of the lock would be the interesting part of this; it would depend on an understanding of the capability- gap between the implementer and the shortbread {Thank you, autocorrect} demon children.
pertinax, Dec 06 2021
  

       halfbakery on a crap cycle at moment. I'm going to take a break.
xenzag, Dec 06 2021
  

       //some kind of lock on the wheels that prevent a child from moving your couch around and messing everything up, the locks could maybe be some kind of spokes that come out of the wheel to make it harder to move//
"Lifting castors" are a Thing; instead of locking the wheel from rotating/swiveling, the wheel is lifted off the ground.
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 06 2021
  

       Oh yes I have seen grand pianos on lifting castor bases in venues where they have to be wheeled out and back away a lot.
pocmloc, Dec 07 2021
  

       I rather like this. I've also never seen a couch on castors.   

       //shithead demon children//   

       Some days this seems like a tautology.
RayfordSteele, Dec 07 2021
  

       Lifting casters probably make the most sense, simply because it allows you to use a hard material for the wheel, keeping the size down, while the pad doesn't risk marring the floor as much.
MechE, Dec 07 2021
  

       I'm assuming these wheels are powered, so that if I need the sofa to be closer to the glass of whatever I'm drinking which is on the table I can make that happen with a couple of clicks of the remote control? - or should the wheels on the table be powered?
hippo, Dec 09 2021
  

       Both, then the table can scoot away out of reach.
pocmloc, Dec 09 2021
  
      
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