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There’s nothing worse than sitting down to eat at a wobbly table. Everything is just a little bit more difficult (cutting a tough steak is a LOT more difficult) and the threat of a messy spill is looming over every bite of food. But if you have a cork or two stashed away in your junk drawer or a few leftover from last night’s dinner party, you can fix that wobble in no time! Here’s how to use a sliced wine cork to steady an uneven table:
Note: This tip works great for wobbly chairs, too!
Have someone lean on the steady side of your table so that the unstable leg comes off the floor. Take a quick measurement with a ruler, or just eyeball the distance.
Carefully cut your cork horizontally with a serrated kitchen knife. If you’re just eyeballing, leave some extra room so you have leeway for a second try.
Slip the cork underneath your problematic table leg. If it still wobbles, remove it and measure a slightly larger cork piece.
Once you’ve found the right fit, glue the cork to the bottom of the leg with wood glue (if the furniture is made from wood) or super glue.
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