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Cool Tips: More Uses For Wobble Wedges

Plastic Shim Pack

Wobble Wedges do a lot more than stabilize wobbly tables and bookcases. They’ll help you solve all sorts of problems quickly and easily.

Here’s Just a Few of the 100’s of Creative Uses for Wobble Wedges®

Bottle & Can Lid Opener

Can’t open a bottle or olive oil can lid? Grab a Soft Wobble Wedge, wrap it around the lid and twist!

Self Cleaning Glue Spreader

Use Soft Wobble Wedge to spread glue for any home gluing project. Most glues peel right off the Wobble Wedges once it dries.

Non-Marring Pan Scraper

Use Hard Wobble Wedge to clean a crusted fry pan or pot that was left on the heat too long. The wedge will not mar the pan surface

Disposable Goo, Wax or Caulk Scraper

Use a Hard Wobble Wedge to scrape goo, wax or caulking out of joints, plumbing fixtures or other surfaces that need to be scraped clean.

Ice Scraper

Use a hard Wobble Wedge to clean ice off the outside rear view mirror on your car or truck

I-Tilt For Your Smart Phone or Tablet

Use two or more Soft BigGap Wobble Wedges to tilt your smart phone or tablet to just the right viewing angle on your desk.

Shoe Repair

Use Wobble Wedge as a disposable glue Shoe Glue spreader to repair loose soles, shoe inserts or flapping heels.

Fine Finish Sanding Block

Use Soft Wobble Wedges as a flexible sanding block for sanding curved or irregular shaped surfaces. The soft wedge conforms easily to the shape of the underlying wood or metal so you can get a fine finish even in hard-to-sand areas.

Use Hard Wobble Wedges as a stiff sanding block. This allows you to achieve a find finish hard-to-sand areas like acute angles or narrow slots.

Painting Or Gluing Off-Sets

Use Hard Wobble Wedges as disposable off-sets to facilitate painting, staining or gluing multiple items. The Wobble Wedges keep all items separated allowing each item to dry evenly.

Make An Instant Clamp

Tie three Wobble Wedges together with a rubber band in opposing orientations to make a quick clamp for a temporary holding device.

Door Hanging Assistant

When you need to hang a door or repair the door hinges stack Wobble Wedges up to support the door at the exact height to match the hinge slots. Now you can tighten or replace the hinges without needing an assistant to help hold the door.

Prop Shim For Photographs

Use Wobble Wedge to adjust the tilt of a product shot until it is in perfect orientation to the light and the camera lens.

…and so much more!

Wobble Wedges do a lot more than stabilize wobbly tables and bookcases. They’ll help you solve all sorts of problems quickly and easily.

Here’s Just a Few of the 100’s of Creative Uses for Wobble Wedges®

Bottle & Can Lid Opener

Can’t open a bottle or olive oil can lid? Grab a Soft Wobble Wedge, wrap it around the lid and twist!

Self Cleaning Glue Spreader

Use Soft Wobble Wedge to spread glue for any home gluing project. Most glues peel right off the Wobble Wedges once it dries.

Non-Marring Pan Scraper

Use Hard Wobble Wedge to clean a crusted fry pan or pot that was left on the heat too long. The wedge will not mar the pan surface

Disposable Goo, Wax or Caulk Scraper

Use a Hard Wobble Wedge to scrape goo, wax or caulking out of joints, plumbing fixtures or other surfaces that need to be scraped clean.

Ice Scraper

Use a hard Wobble Wedge to clean ice off the outside rear view mirror on your car or truck

I-Tilt For Your Smart Phone or Tablet

Use two or more Soft BigGap Wobble Wedges to tilt your smart phone or tablet to just the right viewing angle on your desk.

Shoe Repair

Use Wobble Wedge as a disposable glue Shoe Glue spreader to repair loose soles, shoe inserts or flapping heels.

Fine Finish Sanding Block

Use Soft Wobble Wedges as a flexible sanding block for sanding curved or irregular shaped surfaces. The soft wedge conforms easily to the shape of the underlying wood or metal so you can get a fine finish even in hard-to-sand areas.

Use Hard Wobble Wedges as a stiff sanding block. This allows you to achieve a find finish hard-to-sand areas like acute angles or narrow slots.

Painting Or Gluing Off-Sets

Use Hard Wobble Wedges as disposable off-sets to facilitate painting, staining or gluing multiple items. The Wobble Wedges keep all items separated allowing each item to dry evenly.

Make An Instant Clamp

Tie three Wobble Wedges together with a rubber band in opposing orientations to make a quick clamp for a temporary holding device.

Door Hanging Assistant

When you need to hang a door or repair the door hinges stack Wobble Wedges up to support the door at the exact height to match the hinge slots. Now you can tighten or replace the hinges without needing an assistant to help hold the door.

Prop Shim For Photographs

Use Wobble Wedge to adjust the tilt of a product shot until it is in perfect orientation to the light and the camera lens.

…and so much more!

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How To Level & Stabilize Precast Concrete Steps

If you’re planning to install concrete steps, pavers, or blocks this summer GRAB YOUR WOBBLE WEDGES®! Rigid plastic Wobble Wedges® can help level uneven concrete stairs or blocks and won’t budge or eventually give way to the elements. Wobble Wedges can hold up to 2,000 pounds of weight. Use the interlocking ridges to stack wedges to solve any wobble or gap.

Leveling precast concrete steps or other large concrete objects is often done with stones, sand or clods of dirt. Using Wobble Wedge tapered shims can be faster and more accurate. Here’s how:

Plastic shims for leveling concrete steps or blocks

  1. Dig a pit and install a foundation of cinder blocks in a bed of gravel or sand. Or, lay in a poured concrete pad. Level sand or concrete as precisely as possible.
  2. Place the steps on the foundation and check for level and stability.
  3. Using a sturdy pry bar, lift the steps to insert rigid plastic Wobble Wedges in any combination of sizes needed to level and stabilize the steps.  While lifting with the pry bar gently tap wedges till they fill the gap firmly.
  4. Check once again for level and stability and adjust as necessary. Trim to fit with a strike of a sharp chisel if needed.
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How To Level Concrete Blocks

To build a good looking concrete block wall it is critical to get the first course perfectly level. This can be challenging when the foundation wall is not level. Wobble Wedge tapered installation shims makes this job easy and fast. Here’s how:

Step by Step:

  1. Select hard Wobble Wedges of the appropriate size (see 4 Interlocking Sizes).
  2. Set a level string line on both sides of the block as a guide
  3. Press or lightly tap a Wobble Wedge under both sides of the blocks as needed to bring them squarely up to the guide line.

If needed, Wobble Wedges can be securely stacked to fill the larger gaps.

Wobble Wedges can be used in all block courses to set and maintain and even joint width.

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How To Level Stone Countertops

Shims are often required to achieve a perfect seam between stone countertops. Commonly used contractor shims are long and must be trimmed off at the front of the cabinet.  At just 2 inches, Wobble Wedge provide plenty of precision adjustment but rarely need to be trimmed.

Stone Countertop Installation

  1. Apply your chosen adhesive to the framing members of the cabinet base.
  2. Set the stone or cultured stone countertop on the cabinet base.
  3. Set a long level across the length of the countertop and a short level across the width.
  4. Using a pry bar with a thin end, lift the stone carefully and slide a Hard Wobble Wedge between the stone and the cabinet frame.
  5. If a Wobble Wedge gets pushed in too far it is easy to retrieve and adjust by pulling on the Grab Bar with a pair of needle nose pliers.
  6. To adjust the front edge of the countertop, push the Wobble Wedges in from the inside of the cabinet toward the front edge. At 1 7/8” long they will not reach to the front edge of the cabinet and therefore will not need to be trimmed.
  7. Use as many Wobble Wedges as needed and adjust the countertop to level and achieve perfectly aligned seams.
  8. Leave the Wobble Wedges in place and allow the glue to set.
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How To Use Wobble Wedges In The Home

How to Stop the Shaky Cafe Table from Spilling Your Drink With Wobble Wedges®

  1. To stop a wobbly table, slip a Wobble Wedge table leveler into the gap between the floor and the table base.
  2. Whoa! Peace at last!

How to Fix the “Leaning Tower” of Bookcase With Wobble Wedges®

When your bookcase is set on the carpet tack strip close to the wall, it leans into the room at a precarious angle. It looks bad and it’s dangerous! It’s easy to fix, though:

  1. Have a helper push the bookcase back up against the wall so it is plumb. It helps if the bookcase is empty.
  2. Slip one or a stack of Hard Wobble Wedges under the front edge of the bookcase to fill the gap between the floor and the book case base. Make sure the leveling wedges are under the weight bearing part of the bookcase and not under a decorative cover.
  3. Let the bookcase settle down on the Wobble Wedges and check to see if bookcase is level and plumb. Adjust if necessary.
  4. Whoa! What a difference!

How to Fix a Rattling Water Pipe With Wobble Wedges®

  1. Wrap a Soft Standard Size Wobble Wedge around the copper water pipe and wedge it into the hangar strap or hole in framing until pipe is tight.
  2. Add a second Wobble Wedge if needed.
  3. Ahhhhhhh. Silence at last. . .

How to Keep Your Table Umbrella from Spinning in the Wind With Wobble Wedges®

When you’re enjoying a great meal on the patio under your table umbrella, a small bit of wind can spin your umbrella around and cause a ruckus. What to do?

  1. Set the umbrella where you like it.
  2. Jam a Soft Wobble Wedge or two between the umbrella pole and the table.
  3. It’s staying right where I put it. Kazaam!

How to Save Your Wrists when Typing With Wobble Wedges®

When your computer keyboard sits at just the wrong angle for your wrists, what can you do?

  1. Grab two or more Soft Big Gap Wobble Wedges and slip them under your keyboard.
  2. Adjust the tilt of your keyboard to the perfect angle needed for comfortable typing.
  3. Wow, that’s an amazingly easy fix!

How to Open A Bottle of Ketchup With Wobble Wedges®

  1. Wrap a Soft Wobble Wedge around the ketchup bottle cap.
  2. Squeeze and twist.
  3. Whoa! That was easy.
  4. For jars with larger caps use a Soft BigGap Wobble Wedge.

How to Stop the Shaky Cafe Table from Spilling Your Drink With Wobble Wedges®

  1. To stop a wobbly table, slip a Wobble Wedge table leveler into the gap between the floor and the table base.
  2. Whoa! Peace at last!

How to Fix the “Leaning Tower” of Bookcase With Wobble Wedges®

When your bookcase is set on the carpet tack strip close to the wall, it leans into the room at a precarious angle. It looks bad and it’s dangerous! It’s easy to fix, though:

  1. Have a helper push the bookcase back up against the wall so it is plumb. It helps if the bookcase is empty.
  2. Slip one or a stack of Hard Wobble Wedges under the front edge of the bookcase to fill the gap between the floor and the book case base. Make sure the leveling wedges are under the weight bearing part of the bookcase and not under a decorative cover.
  3. Let the bookcase settle down on the Wobble Wedges and check to see if bookcase is level and plumb. Adjust if necessary.
  4. Whoa! What a difference!

How to Fix a Rattling Water Pipe With Wobble Wedges®

  1. Wrap a Soft Standard Size Wobble Wedge around the copper water pipe and wedge it into the hangar strap or hole in framing until pipe is tight.
  2. Add a second Wobble Wedge if needed.
  3. Ahhhhhhh. Silence at last. . .

How to Keep Your Table Umbrella from Spinning in the Wind With Wobble Wedges®

When you’re enjoying a great meal on the patio under your table umbrella, a small bit of wind can spin your umbrella around and cause a ruckus. What to do?

  1. Set the umbrella where you like it.
  2. Jam a Soft Wobble Wedge or two between the umbrella pole and the table.
  3. It’s staying right where I put it. Kazaam!

How to Save Your Wrists when Typing With Wobble Wedges®

When your computer keyboard sits at just the wrong angle for your wrists, what can you do?

  1. Grab two or more Soft Big Gap Wobble Wedges and slip them under your keyboard.
  2. Adjust the tilt of your keyboard to the perfect angle needed for comfortable typing.
  3. Wow, that’s an amazingly easy fix!

How to Open A Bottle of Ketchup With Wobble Wedges®

  1. Wrap a Soft Wobble Wedge around the ketchup bottle cap.
  2. Squeeze and twist.
  3. Whoa! That was easy.
  4. For jars with larger caps use a Soft BigGap Wobble Wedge.
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Wobble Wedges For Clocks And Antiques

Antique and clock repair dealers have relied on the standard sized Wobble Wedges® for over 20 years to level, stabilize and support antique furniture and grandfather clocks without compromising the integrity of the piece. More recently, they are beginning to use both the new Mini-Wobble Wedge™ and the new Big-Gap™ Wobble Wedges in both the hard and soft resins.

Use Wobble Wedges® Tapered Shims To:

Level and Stabilize

  • Antique furniture, lamps & appliances
  • Grandfather Clocks

Tighten & Support

  • Tighten joints in antique furniture joinery without glue or fasteners
  • Tighten, level or tilt internal clockworks parts for a more precise fit

Silence Rattles

Reduce rattling, squeaking and creaking caused by loosely jointed or wobbly antiques.

Wobble Wedge® Dealers Partners

Mile Hi Clock Repair

Merritt’s Clock Supply

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Wobble Wedges For Furniture

The original and twice patented Wobble Wedges® are precision engineered furniture levelers.

They are used by furniture dealers and ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture dealers to level and stabilize dressers, entertainment centers, television tables, book cases, file cabinets and other types of furniture when installed on uneven floors or over carpet tack strips in the home or office.

Our furniture shims are available in 4 interlocking sizes in both hard plastic for firm support and easy-to-trim soft plastic for cushioned support.

Use Wobble Wedges® to Level All Types of Furniture

Furniture Leveling Shim

Use Hard Wobble Wedges to even out furniture when installed on uneven floors or over carpet tack strip.

Protective Clamping Pad

Use a Soft Wobble Wedge® as a protective clamping pad when parts need to be drawn together with a bar clamp for assembly.

Soft Gripping Pad

Use Soft Wobble Wedges as a gripping pad under furniture that slips too easily across slick floors such as wood or tile.

Floor Protection Pad

Use Soft Wobble Wedges to protect tile, wood or other easily scratched surfaces from heavy furniture.

Self-Cleaning Glue Spreader

Use Soft Wobble Wedges as a wood glue spreader. It spreads glue smoothly and evenly. Once dried, simply bend the wedge into an arc and the glue falls off.

Fix Any Wobble…Fill Any Gap

Unfinished and RTA furniture delivery dealers have relied on the standard sized Wobble Wedges for over 20 years to ensure their furniture is stable, plumb and looks great before they leave their customers’ homes.

More recently, they are beginning to use the new Mini-Wobble Wedge™ because they are so small they don’t compete with the beauty of the new furniture. They are also using the BigGap™ Wobble Wedges for tables and other furniture installed outdoors on lawns and in gardens.

Use any one of the four sizes of Wobble Wedges alone or in combination to fix any wobble or fill any size gap. Learn More>

The original and twice patented Wobble Wedges® are precision engineered furniture levelers.

They are used by furniture dealers and ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture dealers to level and stabilize dressers, entertainment centers, television tables, book cases, file cabinets and other types of furniture when installed on uneven floors or over carpet tack strips in the home or office.

Our furniture shims are available in 4 interlocking sizes in both hard plastic for firm support and easy-to-trim soft plastic for cushioned support.

Use Wobble Wedges® to Level All Types of Furniture

Furniture Leveling Shim

Use Hard Wobble Wedges to even out furniture when installed on uneven floors or over carpet tack strip.

Protective Clamping Pad

Use a Soft Wobble Wedge® as a protective clamping pad when parts need to be drawn together with a bar clamp for assembly.

Soft Gripping Pad

Use Soft Wobble Wedges as a gripping pad under furniture that slips too easily across slick floors such as wood or tile.

Floor Protection Pad

Use Soft Wobble Wedges to protect tile, wood or other easily scratched surfaces from heavy furniture.

Self-Cleaning Glue Spreader

Use Soft Wobble Wedges as a wood glue spreader. It spreads glue smoothly and evenly. Once dried, simply bend the wedge into an arc and the glue falls off.

Fix Any Wobble…Fill Any Gap

Unfinished and RTA furniture delivery dealers have relied on the standard sized Wobble Wedges for over 20 years to ensure their furniture is stable, plumb and looks great before they leave their customers’ homes.

More recently, they are beginning to use the new Mini-Wobble Wedge™ because they are so small they don’t compete with the beauty of the new furniture. They are also using the BigGap™ Wobble Wedges for tables and other furniture installed outdoors on lawns and in gardens.

Use any one of the four sizes of Wobble Wedges alone or in combination to fix any wobble or fill any size gap. Learn More>

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Fix Problems Fast In The Home

Homemakers love Wobble Wedges® because they make it easy to fix all sorts of problems around the home, patio, garden and garage—quickly and effectively.

Since 1985 homemakers have been keeping a set of Wobble Wedges in their kitchen utility drawer along with their other favorite problem solvers like rubber bands, paper clips, zip lock bags, spare batteries, glue, tape and scissors.

Solve Hundreds of Household Problems Instantly

STABILIZE

  • Wobbly Tables
  • Desks
  • Cabinets
  • Bookshelves
  • Armoires
  • Dressers
  • Antique Furniture
  • Potted Plants
  • Lamps
  • Statues
  • Sculptures

STRAIGHTEN

  • Bookshelves
  • Entertainment centers
  • End Tables
  • Coffee Tables
  • Furniture that sits on the carpet tack strip and leans into the room

LEVEL

  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Cabinets so doors open and shut properly.

Wobble Wedges® Make Do-It-Yourself Jobs Easier

 

Homemakers love Wobble Wedges® because they make it easy to fix all sorts of problems around the home, patio, garden and garage—quickly and effectively.

Since 1985 homemakers have been keeping a set of Wobble Wedges in their kitchen utility drawer along with their other favorite problem solvers like rubber bands, paper clips, zip lock bags, spare batteries, glue, tape and scissors.

Solve Hundreds of Household Problems Instantly

STABILIZE

  • Wobbly Tables
  • Desks
  • Cabinets
  • Bookshelves
  • Armoires
  • Dressers
  • Antique Furniture
  • Potted Plants
  • Lamps
  • Statues
  • Sculptures

STRAIGHTEN

  • Bookshelves
  • Entertainment centers
  • End Tables
  • Coffee Tables
  • Furniture that sits on the carpet tack strip and leans into the room

LEVEL

  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Cabinets so doors open and shut properly.

Wobble Wedges® Make Do-It-Yourself Jobs Easier