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Wobble Wedges: A Must-Have Tool for Event Planners and Caterers

Event planning and event production are not for the faint of heart. You have to be incredibly detail-oriented to think through every aspect of the event flow, what attendees will need to feel comfortable and satiated, and what infrastructure is required. Everything from extension cords to dessert spoons is likely to end up on the list for an event planner or large event caterer, but we’re here to tell you today that there’s one item missing from your kit; Wobble Wedges!

Wobble Wedge plastic shims have endless uses in the event setting, from shimming large, hot platters of food on uneven banquet tables, to stabilizing the sweetheart table for a perfectionist bride and groom. Wobble Wedges are available in three different sizes and can be stacked to combine using patented interlocking ridges. Make every event perfect by adding a Wobble Wedge Variety Pack to your toolkit.

Wobble Wedges Shim Dining and Banquet Tables

Level any of your event tables with Wobble Wedge plastic shims. Many large scale events use rental services to provide the dining tables, banquet tables, bar tops, and more. This used equipment can get damaged over time and lean, rock, or wobble especially if the tables are placed on uneven surfaces like gravel, dirt, or pavers. Use one or multiple Wobble Wedges under a table leg to stabilize the table.

Shim and Stabilize Catering Trays and Dishes

Catered meals for large events can cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars, so it’s incredibly important that every detail is perfect when it comes to presentation and serving. Use Wobble Wedge plastic shims to level and stabilize catering trays and serving dishes, even if they contain hot food. Flexible plastic Wobble Wedge shims can even be used to keep dishes from slipping, sliding, or shifting on slippery surfaces. The flexible plastic shim and patented ridges offer a rubbery grip for heavy dishes full of food.

Mini Wobble Wedges for Centerpieces and Displays

The smallest shim in the Wobble Wedge family is the Mini Wedge. Use this little guy for polishing off perfect centerpiece displays! Shim glass pieces, vases, floral arrangements, photo frames, and more with Mini Wobble Wedges. Available in clear plastic, these little wedges will blend seamlessly into your display. Event attendees will only notice the quality of the arrangement.

Add Wobble Wedge Variety Pack to Your Kit

 

These are just a few of the ways to use Wobble Wedges as an event planner or caterer. Add a Variety Pack to your preparedness kit so you can ensure every detail is perfect whether you’re facilitating a wedding, a community event, or any gathering that demands attention to detail.

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Solving Uneven Flooring Issues with Wobble Wedges

Solving Uneven Flooring Issues with Wobble Wedges

We love old houses because of their character and charm, not because of their perfectly level flooring. If you live in an old home or a home that has incurred some type of environmental damage or shift, you may be struggling with uneven flooring in different parts of your house. Uneven flooring is particularly prevalent in basements, garages, and other workspaces with concrete or dirt floors. In spaces like kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms living with uneven flooring becomes a nuisance, causing furniture and appliances to rock and tilt. Wobble Wedge plastic shims can help stabilize furniture and appliances in residential and commercial spaces where uneven flooring is an issue.

Solving Uneven Flooring Issues with Wobble WedgesLevel Furniture on Uneven Hard Floors

If you have wooden floors that have become warped or another hard flooring material, use Flexible Plastic Wobble Wedge shims to stabilize your furniture. The flexible plastic and patented ridges will keep your furniture firmly in place. Stack multiple shims as needed to gain height. These shims work well for residential appliances on kitchen flooring, bookshelves on hardwood floors, cabinetry on tile flooring, and more.

Level Furniture on Soft Flooring

Wobble Wedge shims work for furniture on soft flooring materials, like carpets and rugs, as well. On soft flooring materials, use a Rigid Plastic Wobble Wedge to help stabilize and level furniture items like couches, coffee tables, bookshelves, and more. Using a Wobble Wedge shim under the legs of heavy furniture items will also help reduce impressions left on carpet and other soft flooring materials.

Wedges for Appliances on Unfinished Floors

If you have appliances going into an unfinished space like a basement or garage with unfinished floors, use BigGap Wobble Wedges to help elevate and level appliances off the ground. BigGap wedges can support up to 2,000 lbs and won’t shrink, rot, or swell if exposed to the elements like moisture. 

Small Wedges for Small Wobbles

For your tiniest wobbles, use a mini Wobble Wedge plastic shim to level and stabilize furniture or appliances. These are the smallest plastic wedges in the Wobble Wedge family, but they come in handy when other wedges are just too large. Mini Wobble Wedges are available in Rigid and Flexible plastic varieties, so apply the same rules described above—Flexible plastic on hard flooring materials and Rigid plastic on soft flooring materials.

Get started with a Variety Pack of Wobble Wedges to experiment with solving all of your uneven flooring discrepancies. A Variety Pack includes standard-sized wedges, BigGap shims, and Mini Wobble Wedges in Flexible and Rigid plastic. 

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How to Level an Oven and Other Large Kitchen Appliances

Our kitchen appliances are among the hardest working machines in our homes. The average family runs more than 210 loads through their dishwasher every year and most households are using their ovens and stovetops on a daily basis. Typically, once properly installed, most large kitchen appliances will remain level and stable for many years to come. But a new appliance or an improperly installed appliance would be sitting unevenly on your kitchen flooring material. Possibly even rocking and causing a safety hazard in your home. Use Wobble Wedge plastic shims to level and stabilize large kitchen appliances like an oven for complete and proper installation.

Professional Installation vs. Self Install

When purchasing new appliances, homeowners have the option to pay for professional installation, typically provided by the delivery persons. For an extra fee they will hook up plumbing and electrical components to your new appliance, and typically remove the old appliance. Ideally, they have also leveled your appliance to perfection on your kitchen flooring material. If not, you can use Wobble Wedges to level your large kitchen appliances after the fact.

If you’ve chosen self-installation, have your Wobble Wedges on hand to make leveling your appliances a breeze. BigGap Wobble Wedges can support up to 2,000 lbs, which is amply sufficient for supporting most standard residential ovens, refrigerators, and dishwashers. Do note that most appliances have self-leveling feet installed by the manufacturer that only need to be turned to manipulate the height of the appliance. If the self-leveling feet provided by the manufacturer are insufficient, use Wobble Wedge plastic shims to fill the gap.

Level and Stabilize an Oven

Having a level oven is extremely important for a number of reasons. One being counter height; if an oven is not properly leveled on all four feet it will align inconsistently with the counter height. It will also cause heavy and hot pots and pans used on the stovetop and inside the oven to possibly lean or spill, creating a safety hazard for your family. Use the self-leveling feet provided by the manufacturer and Wobble Wedge plastic shims to level all four corners of the oven. Place a level on top of the stove top surface and level the appliance left to right and back to front. Keep in mind as you adjust one foot it will affect the other three corners.

Shim Other Large Kitchen Appliances

Have other large kitchen appliances that need to be leveled? Dishwashers, refrigerators, and other large residential kitchen appliances can be leveled with Wobble Wedge plastic shims. Use the same methodology of placing a level on top of the appliance. Use the self-leveling feet and the Wobble Wedge shims to ensure the appliance is level from side to side and back to back. Get started with the Wobble Wedge ShopShim variety pack to have three different sizes of wedges on hand. These plastic shims won’t rot or expand if exposed to highly likely kitchen moisture.

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Which Plumbing Suppliers Carry Wobble Wedges?

For more than 30 years Wobble Wedges have been the plumber’s wedge of preference for quickly shimming toilets, securing pipes, leveling cabinets, and more. Wobble Wedge plastic shims are available in flexible and rigid plastic and can support up to 2,000 lbs of weight. They are perfect for use in plumbing environments, as they will not shrink, rot, or expand like wooden shims when exposed to moisture. You can order Wobble Wedge shims online on this website, or you can add Wobble Wedges to your shopping cart when ordering products through these popular plumbing supply stores.

Plumbing Suppliers:

Locke

This plumbing supply store has been in business since 1955. It’s an employee-owned company that also offers electrical and heating and cooling supplies. Add Wobble Wedges to your cart the next time you shop with Locke.

Charles D. Jones (Eastern Colorado & Kansas City)

A wholesale distributor of HVAC supplies and related tools serving eastern Colorado and Kansas City. Visit their website to learn more about their services, but note that online ordering is not an option.

Gene Rich

In addition to being a plumbing supplies manufacturer, Gene Rich also has a large online catalog of their own and related products, including Wobble Wedges! Add Wobble Wedges to your cart the next time you shop with Gene Rich.

Spectrum (Canada Only)

Our Canadian customers can add Wobble Wedges to their online order when shopping with Spectrum. They house an enormous online catalog of plumbing supplies including Wobble Wedges. Visit their website to learn more.

Hardware Stores:

McGuckins Hardware (Boulder, Colorado)

We are proud to see our products in our local hardware store, McGuckins in Boulder, Colorado. Shop in person for all Wobble Wedge ShopShim Variety Packs, 30 packs, and more.

Ace Hardware (Various Locations)

Another small-town classic, Ace Hardware also carries Wobble Wedges at a variety of their locations. Shop online or in person.

True Value Hardware (Various Locations)

These specialty hardware stores also carry Wobble Wedges at various locations. Shop online or visit in person.

Home Depot Pro (Pro Account Required)

Professional contractors with a Home Depot Pro account can order Wobble Wedges online through Home Depot. Order BigGap shims, 30-packs, and more.

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How to Stabilize a Patio Umbrella

When the summer sun gets hot, a patio umbrella offers soothing relief and the ability to continue enjoying your outdoor spaces. However, patio umbrellas are notoriously troublesome, especially if the wind is blowing at all. Taller patio umbrellas will lean, rock, wobble, and tilt even when placed in their weighted stands and run through the requisite hole in the center of the table. Wobble Wedge plastic shims can help stabilize patio umbrellas to improve safety and functionality when used in a variety of ways. Additionally, Wobble Wedge plastic shims won’t shirk, rot, or swell when exposed to the elements, and can be left outside all year long.

Stabilize The Base of a Patio Umbrella

If the base of your patio umbrella doesn’t sit evenly, use a BigGap Wobble Wedge to shim and stabilize it. Simply identify where the largest gap exists between the base and the ground underneath. Then slide a BigGap Wobble Wedge into place. Use the patented interlocking ridges to stack multiple wedges if needed. If the umbrella itself wobbles in the base, use a flexible plastic Wobble Wedge to fill any space between the pole of the umbrella and the supporting structure of the base. Flexible Wobble Wedges can be bent around the pole to perfectly fill any gap found here. Use two wedges on either side of the pole for the most balanced support.

Stabilize a Patio Umbrella Running Through a Table

Most patio tables that come with an umbrella have a hole in the center of the table designed to accommodate the umbrella pole. If the diameter of the hole is significantly larger than the pole of the umbrella it can lean, rock, and sway dramatically, especially if the wind is blowing. This is another perfect use for flexible plastic Wobble Wedges. Use as many flexible wedges as you need to fill the gap between the umbrella pole and the table. Use wedges on both sides for maximum support and balance.

Support Free-Standing Umbrellas, Patio Furniture, and More

While you’re making your patio picture-perfect for the summertime, don’t forget your Wobble Wedges. Flexible plastic and rigid plastic shims can help stabilize free-standing umbrellas, patio heaters, grills, and other patio furniture. This is especially useful on uneven surfaces, like inlaid stone, grass, or gravel. Ensure your patio is ready to entertain with Wobble Wedge plastic shims. Get started with a Variety Pack from our online shop and enjoy free shipping in the US.

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4 Ways to Use Wobble Wedges During the Holidays

As you grab down your half dozen bins of holiday decorations from storage, remember to grab your Wobble Wedge Variety Pack! There are dozens of different ways to use Wobble Wedges over the holidays, from hanging exterior Christmas lights to stabilizing real and artificial Christmas trees. Wobble Wedges are more than just a handyman’s tool. This simple plastic shim can stabilize furniture, antiques, decorations, and more. Here are some of our favorite ways you’ll find to use Wobble Wedges over the holidays in your home or business.

Stabilize Real and Artificial Christmas Trees

A leaning Christmas tree can be an eyesore and a safety hazard. Especially for decorators who take so much pride in their Christmas ornaments, it’s not worth risking the tree falling over for any unforeseen reason. By simply inserting a flexible plastic Wobble Wedge shim between the trunk of the tree (real or artificial) and the tree stand you can compensate for any gaps or leaning. Tighten the tree stand screws directly into the plastic Wobble Wedges to securely and firmly hold the tree in place. If the tree stand itself is sitting unevenly on the floor, use Wobble Wedges to shim and stabilize the feet of the tree stand.

Protect Fragile Antiques and Decorations

If you are the type of holiday enthusiast that covers the mantel and other display nooks with Christmas decorations you know that it’s an art form getting everything to sit perfectly in its place. Flexible plastic Mini Wobble Wedges can help stabilize and protect antiques and other fragile Christmas decorations. Don’t suffer a heartbreaking loss from your antique nativity set, protect ceramics, porcelain, and metal sculptures and figurines with clear plastic shims. The flexible plastic shims allow objects to grip onto slick surfaces, reducing the likelihood of objects falling off shelves or tables.

Level A Menorah

Wobble Wedges aren’t just an asset for those celebrating Christmas! Mini Wobble Wedges and Standard Sized Wobble Wedges are ideal for leveling and stabilizing Menorahs and other balanced candelabras. The candles in an off-kilter Menorah will not burn evenly. By leveling your Menorah the candles will burn evenly and consistently, as necessary for the proper celebration of Hanukkah and other affiliated holidays.

Hanging Exterior Christmas Lights

You might be wondering, ‘How can Wobble Wedges help me hang my exterior Christmas lights?’ The answer lies in the help, screw-sized hole found at the top of all Wobble Wedges. We innovated this feature so that handy-folks could affix wedges as needed for certain construction projects. Consider if you were wanting to hide some electrical cords along your baseboard, a Wobble Wedge could be mounted in place to hold and hide the cords. Similarly, you can use Wobble Wedges to mount exterior Christmas lights. Use white or clear Wobble Wedges as necessary to make your handiwork disappear.

Ready to stock up for the holidays? Shop Wobble Wedges here.

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12 Ways to Use Wobble Wedges in the Kitchen

With big holiday meals right around the corner, everyone is thinking about how to make their kitchen absolutely perfect. Making sure that appliances are stable, cutting boards secure, and other safety matters are addressed is essential, especially before young children enter the kitchen. Wobble Wedge plastic shims have dozens of uses that you may have never considered before in the kitchen. Here is a round-up of some of our favorite ways to use Wobble Wedge plastic shims in the kitchen.

Wobble Wedge Shims Stabilize Large Appliances:

By far the most popular use for Wobble Wedge shims in the kitchen is to stabilize large appliances like refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers. Even with the adjustable feet, some of these larger appliances simply never sit flat on the kitchen floor. An unlevel refrigerator can cause the door to come swinging open, or swinging shut, at inopportune moments. Have you noticed your Jello never settles flat in the container? Perhaps your refrigerator is leaning.

To solve for an unlevel refrigerator, try BigGap Wobble Wedges or Standard Size Wobble Wedge shims. Press firmly against the front of the refrigerator to identify which of the feet is not sitting level on the floor, then slide an appropriately sized Wobble Wedge into the gap. These sturdy plastic wedges can support up to 2,000 lbs and will not rot or expand if exposed to moisture, making them ideal for large kitchen appliances.

Level or Stabilize Countertop Appliances:

Similarly, wiggling or wobbling countertop appliances can be a safety hazard for young family members. Once you have identified the wobble, use a Standard Size Wobble Wedge or Mini Wobble Wedge to fill the gap under the uneven appliance. These shims are perfect for toasters, toaster ovens, air fryers, crockpots, Instant pots, blenders, mixers, and more. This is especially helpful for crockpots brimming with liquid contents. One or two shims can level your crockpot and keep the contents from sloshing over the side as eager guests serve themselves scoops of soup or gravy.

Stabilize Cutting Boards:

Keep your cutting boards from sliding on the countertop by placing a flexible plastic Wobble Wedge at the edge of the cutting board. The flexible plastic and patented ridges help hold the board stable against the countertop. This is especially useful for cutting boards with rubber feet when one of the nubbins has gone missing. Insert a flexible plastic Wobble Wedge into the gap to secure and stabilize the cutting board. If you don’t want any of your guests to discover your secret, use a clear plastic Wobble Wedge.

Other Creative Ways to Use Wobble Wedges in the Kitchen:

  • Stabilize or level an electric countertop kettle
  • Stabilize a knife block
  • Stabilize a utensil holder
  • Prop coolers or plastic containers open while they dry to prevent mold and mildew
  • Prop the dishwasher open while it dries out to prevent mold and mildew
  • Stabilize or level decorative elements in your kitchen with Mini Wobble Wedges
  • Stabilize, level, and secure fruit bowls and other large decorative bowls.
  • Use Wobble Wedges to help prop up hot dishes off your countertop
  • Stabilize, level, and secure trash and recycling bins
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Fall Exterior Uses for Wobble Wedges®

Fall weather is officially here and we’re thinking about all of the wonderful ways that Wobble Wedges can be useful inside and outside of the house. Wobble Wedge plastic shims are available in three sizes to solve all of your wobbles and three colors to blend into your environment. These useful plastic shims won’t rot or expand when exposed to the outside elements, making them perfect for exterior residential and maintenance applications. Get started with a variety pack of Wobble Wedges as you set out to accomplish everything on your fall exterior to-do list.

Small Plastic Shims for Stabilizing Decorative Pumpkins and Gourds

Nothing says fall like a motif of pumpkins and other gourds on the steps leading up to your entryway, but pumpkins never have even bottoms, making precarious work out of assembling a perfectly aesthetic arrangement. Use Wobble Wedge Mini plastic shims or clear flexible Wobble Wedge standard size shims to place pumpkins and gourds with perfect precision. Use Wobble Wedges patented interlocking ridges to stack and combine shims to fill any compensate for even the most asymmetrical of pumpkins. Your front porch fall ensemble will look ready for the cover of a magazine and certainly ready for Trick or Treaters to come trotting up the walkway.

Use Wobble Wedges to Hold Exterior Mats in Place

Do your exterior entryway mats slide when it rains or snows? Wobble Wedge plastic shims possess a small hole in the top that allow them to be screwed down to surfaces with a standard size screw. Use two or more Wobble Wedges to batton the edges of your mat down to your porch to prevent any future slipping or sliding of the mat. This technique also works for holding down the edges of exterior decorative carpets and rugs. Keep the edges of an outdoor rug from curling up by tacking them down with color-matched Wobble Wedges available in white, black, and clear plastic.

Level Storage Shelves in Garages, Basements, and Tool Sheds

Storage shelves can get loaded with hundreds of pounds of gear, tools, and storage items. Don’t let your precious items rock on a precarious shelf. Ensure large and heavy storage shelves are perfectly level, prior to loading them with items, using Wobble Wedge plastic shims. BigGap Wobble Wedges offer a solution for large gaps caused by sloped or uneven concrete garage or basement floors. Use the interlocking ridges to stack and combine Wobble Wedges until storage shelves are perfectly level and able to bare weight. Once the shelves are loaded and bearing weight again, Wobble Wedges will not slip or slide out of place.

Level Storage Bins for Stackability

Use Wobble Wedges to level all of your storage bins for the ultimate stackability and security of items. Plastic storage bins can become warped over time or misshapen due to their contents. Make sure that each layer of bins sits level so the next layer can stack on top with Wobble Wedge plastic shims. This is also a good solution when stacking bins of different sizes. Make sure smaller bins sit level on top of larger bins and that each layer can bear the weight of the next without damaging items in the containers.

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Wobble Wedges Are Moving Away from Plastic Packaging

Wobble Wedge is a family-owned company, and here in our family, probably much like yours, we are looking for ways to reduce the amount of plastic packaging waste in our household. That means we’re making changes in our business too! We are proud to announce that Wobble Wedge is moving away from plastic packaging for our products. Last year, when we launched our rebrand, our 30-packs started coming in attractive square cardboard boxes. Now, we’re thrilled to share the next elements of the transition are ready! The Shop Shims Variety Pack is now going to be sold in partitioned cardboard boxes instead of the hard plastic container. Soon the 300-count Wobble Wedge container will also be available in cardboard.

Why Are We Transitioning From Plastic Packaging?

Plastic waste and micro-plastics are having an enormous negative impact on our environment and in our present economy, the supply chain for recycling plastic is not functioning. We feel it is our social responsibility to reduce the impact our business has on the environment for future generations. Therefore, we’re making the shift to cardboard packaging for all of our product containers. Cardboard packaging is recyclable and is currently being recycled in most municipalities, offering a more stable supply chain. Plus, the new cardboard packaging features updated graphic design and branding elements that will stand out on any shelf.

Will Wobble Wedge Shims Still be Plastic?

One obvious question may be looming in your mind; will Wobble Wedge shims still be made of plastic? Yes, Wobble Wedge shims will still be made of plastic, as we are confident that this is the best material for the job. Flexible plastic shims grip onto hard flooring surfaces without sliding and rigid plastic shims are ideal for furniture on soft flooring materials. We also know that our shims are built to last and will get used many, many times before they become waste. Wobble Wedge plastic shims won’t flex or rot if exposed to moisture or the elements, making them a durable solution to all rocks, leans, and wobbles.

What’s New with the Shop Shim Variety Pack?

We are very excited about the changes happening with the Shop Shim Variety Pack. The cardboard box is a sleek update to the cumbersome plastic tacklebox-style container. Take a look at the photo below for a peek inside the new Shop Shim box with its delightful, labeled cutouts for each of the three shim sizes.

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Install Perfectly Level Stone Countertops with Wobble Wedges

Did you know that Wobble Wedges is a family owned business? Yes, in fact Wobble Wedges has been in the family for 30+ years, but still, we never get tired of hearing success stories from our happy customers. People are constantly finding new, creative ways to use Wobble Wedges to shore up the wiggles and wobbles in their lives. One happy customer recently reported back that Wobble Wedges are the perfect solution for installing level custom stone countertops. Here is what Greg, the owner of Grasso Stone & Glass, based out of Steamboat Springs, Colorado had to share about using Wobble Wedges to install perfectly level stone countertops.

Precision Required for High-End Custom Stone Countertop Installs

Working and living in Steamboat Springs, Colorado means that Grasso Stone is frequently installing custom stone countertops of extremely high end clients, visiting some of the most incredible custom luxury mountain homes in the area. Whether it is for a new build or a home improvement renovation, Grasso’s clients demand nothing but the best. This starts with the stone slabs that Greg sources for his work. Stone slabs can cost tens of thousands of dollars based on the specific stone type, quality, and size of the slab. Greg hand cuts all of his stone slabs in his shop before taking them out to client’s homes. These stones, which might look perfect to the naked eye, actually contain small natural imperfections that can cause the stone to rock or sit uneven when placed on the wooden kitchen cabinets.

Shimming the Gap with Wobble Wedges

Before discovering Wobble Wedges, Greg often used miscellaneous things from his toolbox to help shim these small gaps and imperfections between the stone and the wooden countertop. Even using at times broken pieces of razor blades to help shore up extremely small micro-gaps. Not anymore! Now armed with the Wobble Wedge Shop Shim Variety Pack Greg can choose any Wobble Wedge size that works well for the project at hand. The flexible plastic Wobble Wedge shims can be trimmed down to any size, shimming even micro-gaps between the stone countertop and the wooden cabinet bases.

“I like that rigid Wobble Wedges do not compress under the weight of the stone countertops and that they come in clear and black. They hide easily and are not absorbent if they get wet, which is an issue with wooden shims,” Greg said. “They also do not break off when being moved in or out, which can be another issue with wooden shims.”

When asked, Greg said he had found uses for all of the shims in his Wobble Wedge Shop Shim Variety Pack. As for his customers? They are none the wiser that their perfect custom stone countertops are being held in place by plastic Wobble Wedge shims. Wobble Wedges can support up to 2,000 lbs and will never slip out of place, expand, or rot when exposed to the moisture so common in kitchens and bathrooms. Anyone delivering high-end custom stone countertops should make sure they have a variety pack of Wobble Wedges in their toolbox.