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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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Art Gallery Owner Uses Wobble Wedges to Stabilize Display Shelves and Pottery

Here at Wobble Wedge headquarters we never cease to be amazed by all of the creative ways that our customers use Wobble Wedges. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share this use-case from one of our recent customers, Julie, the owner of a pottery studio and art gallery in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Julie found a plethora of uses for the various shims in the Wobble Wedge Shop Shim Variety Pack around her gallery and studio, from stabilizing fragile ceramic pieces, to shimming enormous display shelves and equipment. If you are the owner of a creative space, take some inspiration from this studio owner and grab a pack of Wobble Wedges for all your shimming needs.

The Shop Shim Variety Pack

It all started with a Shop Shim Variety Pack, which includes Wobble Wedges in all three of our available sizes, standard, mini, and BigGap. The Shop Shim Variety Pack is the perfect starter kit for any studio and shop owner looking to have a variety of shim sizes and colors on hand. Included in each pack are 5 Standard Rigid Translucent shims, 5 Standard Flexible Clear shims, 5 Standard Rigid Black shims, 8 Mini Rigid Translucent shims and 8 Mini Flexible Clear shims, 4 single GigGap™ Rigid Translucent shims, 2 single BigGap™ Flexible Clear shims.

Stabilize Fragile Handmade Pottery

At any given moment in time there are hundreds of handmade ceramic pieces from half a dozen local artists on display in Julie’s gallery. Each piece is subject to its own imperfections and wobbles. This art gallery owner started using Mini Wobble Wedges to help stabilize pottery with imperfections or wobbles to keep all of the artwork safe on the display shelves. Mini Wobble Wedge shims are perfect for handmade pottery pieces. Use Flexible Mini Clear Wobble Wedge shims to stabilize fragile objects on hard shelving materials to keep them from slipping or shaking.

Level Large Display Shelves

BigGap Wobble Wedges and Standard Size Wobble Wedges are perfect for leveling large display shelves. These plastic shims can hold up to 2,000 pounds without slipping, settling, or sliding apart. This provided the perfect solution for art gallery owner, Julie, when she rearranged all of her shelving for a new art opening. Once she rearranged all of the shelving units in her gallery space, certain shelves rocked, wobbled, and did not sit level on the hardwood floor. Thankfully, Julie had her Wobble Wedge Shop Shim Variety Pack handy! She used Standard Size Wedges and BigGap sized wedges to level and stabilize all of the shelving in her gallery space.

Shim, Level & Stabilize Studio Equipment 

Below the art gallery, in her ceramics studio space, Julie found even more uses for her Shop Shim Variety Pack. The BigGap shims are strong and large enough to shim the enormous wooden work tables and work benches throughout the pottery studio, that sit on a sloped concrete floor. The Standard Size Wedges were perfect for keeping the cumbersome pottery wheels stable on the floor.

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Level Flagstone Pavers with Wobble Wedges

Flagstone pavers make for a simple DIY patio or walkway solution. They are manageable for homeowners to install themselves as a weekend project, making them a common go-to option. Flagstone itself is available in a variety of colors and sizes, making it a suitable choice for any outdoor landscaping aesthetic. Use smaller flagstones for a brick-like look or larger, asymmetrical flagstones for an organic, natural looking walkway. Guarantee your flagstone pavers are perfectly installed by leveling uneven or wobbling stones with Wobble Wedges® plastic shims. Our patented wedges can hold up to 2,000 pounds and won’t rot or split when exposed to the elements.

Installing Level Flagstone Pavers:

The first step to installing flagstone pavers is to prep the yard surface. Any grass or plants should be removed, including the roots to prevent regrowth. Use a wide tooth gardening rake to level the dirt surface area as much as possible, removing any large rocks, roots, or sticks. Add a layer of sand and rake again to make the surface area level and smooth. Use the widest level you have available to check your consistency during the project. Now you can begin to place your flagstone pavers, making sure to nestle each paver into the surface material at least .5”. Once you have placed all of the individual flagstone pieces, walk carefully over the surface to detect any uneven stones. Use a rubber malet to push high sides into soil. Next pour another layer of sand over your new patio or walkway and use a fine tooth rake to pull it into the cracks between the pavers. This will hold your pavers in place and make for a smooth walking surface.

Fixing Wobbly or Uneven Pavers:

After your patio or walkway has some time to settle in the elements it is almost guaranteed that some of your flagstone pavers will start to wobble or will become uneven. At this stage you can use Wobble Wedge plastic shims to level and stabilize your flagstone pavers. Wobble Wedges are available in a variety of sizes and can hold up 2,000 pounds. These plastic shims won’t rot or split when exposed to rain, snow, or soil. Part of the beauty of flagstone pavers is it’s naturally inconsistent surface, which can ultimately lead to rocking and wobbling over time, especially if pavers are stacked. Use Wobble Wedge plastic shims to achieve a perfectly level flagstone paver patio or walkway.

How to Install Wobble Wedges for Flagstone Pavers:

First, take note of where the flagstone paver is moving. Where is the gap that is causing the stone paver to move? Once noting the location of the gap, carefully use a trowel to remove the stone paver from the soil and sand. Use one or multiple plastic Wobble Wedge shims to fill the gap area. Wobble Wedges patented interlocking ridges allow you to stack and combine Wobble Wedges to any height. Once you have placed the shims, replace the flagstone paver back into it’s hole and press firmly to ensure the wobble has been removed. Shake a small amount of sand around the edges of the paver to reincorporate the mended paver back into the patio or walkway.

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Plastic Shims vs. Wood Shims

Wood shims are a timeless carpentry solution, but modern plastic shims can offer a more reliable solution in certain circumstances. You might have both types of shims in your toolbox. What are the primary distinctions between wood shims and plastic shims? Which projects are better suited for plastic shims? In this blog post we will explore the pros and cons of each to make sure you have the right type of shim on hand for your next project.

Patented Interlocking Ridges

The primary distinction between a Wobble Wedge® plastic shim and a standard wooden shim is the presence of the patented interlocking ridges. These ridges make all Wobble Wedge plastic shims stackable in any unique combination (imagine how Legos securely stack and lock together). Wooden shims are liable to slide when stacked under pressure. Wobble Wedges can hold up to 2,000 pounds and will not slip or slide apart once stacked under the weight of an object. Make furniture and shelving perfectly level, keep decorative objects stable, and more with Wobble Wedges®.

Not Susceptible to Exposure to the Elements

Unlike their wooden counterparts, Wobble Wedge plastic shims are not susceptible to exposure to the elements. Wooden shims will expand and warp when exposed to water and changing environmental conditions. Wobble Wedge plastic shims are waterproof and weatherproof. Use Wobble Wedge plastic shims to stabilize appliances in your basement that might get exposed to leaking water or in your bathroom near showers, toilets, and sinks. Wobble Wedges are also ideal for use outside shimming concrete blocks or steps, fountains and sculptures, and large planter boxes and containers. 

Available in Multiple Colors

When using shims in areas where they will be visible, Wobble Wedge offers plastic shims in a variety of colors; black, white, and clear plastic. Choose a wedge that will blend seamlessly into your environment. Wood shims are typically unpainted and their natural brown color. When a more professional solution is required, use Wobble Wedge plastic shims. Black plastic shims disappear perfectly under kitchen appliances like a refrigerator, stove, or dishwasher. White plastic shims work perfectly near white tile, laminate, or porcelain in bathrooms. For everything else, clear plastic Wobble Wedges disappear into any environment for stabilizing decorative items, furniture on soft flooring, indoor plants, and more.

Wooden or plastic? Which type of shim is right for your project? Click here to shop Wobble Wedges plastic shims available in a variety of sizes and colors.

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Wobble Wedges ® Fresh New Look

Wobble Wedges fresh new look

New packaging, Same Great Product

Wobble Wedges ® have been the go-to leveling and stabilizing solution for industry professionals for over 30 years. Developed and designed by a family-owned Boulder based company dedicated to serving our customers quality solutions. We felt that a new decade warranted a fresh new look for our brand, with a new focus on the everyday consumers’ needs too. To this end we’ve revamped our packaging for our plastic shims, redone our logo, and overhauled our website. We hope this new look reminds our customers that Wobble Wedges ® offer an intuitive solution from an easy-to-use tool with limitless possibilities. 

Why? We Want to be the Hero of All Household Projects!

Simple and straightforward in its design, Wobble Wedges ® are engineered to be user-friendly and intuitive to implement. Perfect for at-home uses, our plastic shims are multi-purpose tools that empower users to tackle all types of home, office, and outdoor improvement challenges. Patented interlocking technology allows you to securely stack all sizes of plastic shims in combination; customizing the product to fit each fix-it need. Multiple color options and trimmable features ensure adaptability, from shimming a table leg to laying concrete slabs. Our plastic shims offer a quick fix that’s durable enough to be used, and then reused, time and time again.

New Packaging, Same Great Product

Our fresh new packaging and smaller consumer sized containers will practically jump into your hand at the hardware store! For our 30 count and 75 count packages we have replaced the old PVC jars with paperboard packaging that is more eco-friendly. In the near future you can also expect smaller packages to be available at your local hardware store and on our website. These smaller package options will give our customers the option to buy only a few plastic shims at a time. Making Wobble Wedges ® even more accessible to the average consumer. 

The Go-To Plastic Shim for Industry Tradesmen

Wobble Wedges ® are still the go-to for industry tradesmen (plumbers, contractors, maintenance, etc) and restaurants! The ultimate solution for wobbly toilets and tables, our plastic shims can be reused over and over again! We are proud to offer the only sustainable wedge of its kind; designed to weather the elements and burden of time. Making our tapered shims the perfect choice for all kinds of jobs.


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10 Uses for Mini Wobble Wedges ®

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Our Smallest Plastic Shim Has Many Uses

Wobble Wedges ® have unlimited uses, check out our many blogs to see just some of the many ways they’re useful to have in your toolkit. And our Mini Wobble Wedge ® is no exception! Below we’ve shared just 10 ways to use Mini Wobble Wedges ® to level, shim, shore up and stabilize all kinds of situations in your home.

1. Level Small Wobbles

Mini Wobble Wedges ® are a tapered shim that’s just 0.16” high, which means they are perfect for leveling any small wobble you find in your home. The flexible plastic version can be easily cut to size with scissors or a blade. The rigid plastic Mini is able to take +2,000lbs of force, even though it’s our smallest plastic shim. Mini Wobble Wedges ® also have our patented interlocking ridges that allow them to be safely stacked to whatever height you need. And they can interlock with our other larger wedges too, Standard and BigGap ™.

2. Level Antique Collectibles

Antique collectibles let you have a little bit of history in your home. From antique clocks to figurines, vases to antique lamps, all of them can be a little unsteady after so many years of use. Many antique items were handmade, which can also contribute to their uneven footing. Luckily our soft/flexible plastic Mini Wobble Wedges ® can level all kinds of items. And because of their soft texture they won’t scratch or dent wood, porcelain, or other delicate materials.

3. Secure Objects on Slick Surfaces

If you have something sitting on glass or polished stone, you might want to keep it from sliding around. The patented interlocking ridges on all of our flexible Wobble Wedge ®  plastic shims can gently grip the slick surface under an item to hold it in place. Use several Mini Wobble Wedges ® evenly spaced under the object to lift it and add grip. This will help it stay in place and can prevent marks on the smooth surface too.

4. Fix Loose Antique Furniture Legs

If you have an antique table that’s got a loose leg, you likely don’t want to damage it further by using nails or screws to fix it. So what’s a way to fix the issue without causing more damage? Use our Mini Wobble Wedges ® plastic shims to fix the loose leg, no one will be able to tell and no nails or screws needed. Get the instructions on our blog “How to Fix Loose Legs on Antique Furniture”.

5. Level a Glass Tabletop

If you have a glass table top that doesn’t sit level or that rocks back and forth, you’re probably not sure how to fix it so it still looks good. We recommend using our flexible plastic Mini Wobble Wedges ®. The very translucent and clear plastic will be hard to notice. Additionally the soft plastic shim will cushion the glass and hold it in place while also stopping the wobble.

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6. Stabilize Tabletop Decorations

Decorative items on side tables and coffee tables are highly visible, so if they wobble and lean it can be an eyesore. Shimming them with a wad of paper though isn’t going to look good in such a visible location. This is why Mini Wobble Wedges ® plastic shims are perfect to shim these items. Our plastic shims come in a clear plastic that won’t be visible, especially if you trim the shims to size. They will discreetly stabilize all of your tabletop decorations.

7. Prevent Scuffs Marks From Hanging Frames

What do you do when your hanging frames leave scuff marks on your wall? It doesn’t just look bad to have a scuffed wall, if you rent it can mean you’ll get charged for repainting the rooms when you move out. This is a perfect situation to use Mini Wobble Wedge ® plastic shims! The soft/flexible plastic of our shims makes for the ideal buffer between your hanging art and the wall. Read more on our blog “Stop Scuff Marks from Hanging Frames”.

8. Level Houseplants

Don’t let an unsteady houseplant take a tumble from a stray elbow or a curious pet. Most houseplants will survive a fall, but that beautiful pot it was planted in probably won’t! Mini Wobble Wedges ® or our Standard plastic shims can do the trick of stabilizing and leveling plants. Read more in our blog “How to Stop Wobbling Potted Plants”.

9. Level Decorative Ceramic Objects (Bowls, Vases, Sculptures)

Handmade ceramic pieces often have a little wobble from being made by hand. This can mean the special object is less steady, and could be knocked over more easily. Luckily Mini Wobble Wedges ® plastic shims offer a solution, their soft/flexible plastic will delicately hold the ceramic and still keep it level. Cut the plastic shims to the right size to hide them from view.

10. Stabilize Decorative Collections

Lining up decorative collectibles on shelves or in cases is a great way to show off your prized collection. If the items are delicate or unsteady, using a small tapered plastic shim to stabilize them will make it easier to feel safe showing them off. Or if you want to just slightly tilt the items forward to show them off better on a higher shelf, our Wobble Wedges ® are perfect for giving them the best visibility. Simply place a couple of our Mini Wobble Wedges ® or Standard plastic shims underneath the backside of the item and it will gently tilt it into view. This works particularly well for items that are still in their original boxes!

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Fix 3 Common Issues with Planter Boxes

Use plastic shims to fix 3 common issues with planters

Plastic Shims will Help Your Planter Garden Look Beautiful

Spring planting season is a great time to build and fill planter boxes! Flowers are such a nice reminder of the rejuvenation of spring and summer. If you’re going to build your own planter boxes we have a tip for getting them squared up. We also explain how Wobble Wedges® can help with planter drainage. And how to use plastic shims to keep window boxes level and from scraping your siding. Here’s how to fix 3 common issues with planter boxes.

Fill Gaps When Building Your Own Planter Boxes

Most wood is warped, it’s just what it naturally wants to do. So when building your own planter boxes, you might discover that it’s harder to get them squared up than expected. If there’s a gap between two of the boards, you can always place a plastic shim in between to help them meet. Wood shims that you buy at the home improvement store aren’t treated. So they can rot and deteriorate when in contact with water outside. Wobble Wedge® plastic shims won’t rot, warp or be affected by water. This makes them a great option for outdoor projects, like building planter boxes. Use our plastic shims to fill gaps, and bring boards up to level, making it easy to get beautiful planters for your flowers and vegetables.

Lift Boxes for Drainage

It’s important for planter boxes to drain so that your plant’s roots aren’t sitting in water. If the planters are located on concrete or decking the bottoms might not be able to wick moisture away. An easy solution is to take two BigGap™ hard/rigid Wobble Wedge® plastic shims in a “flat stack” (see below image). Place the shims under each corner of the planter to lift it .48in off the ground. This will allow for the planter to drain and create air flow. If you’d like this solution to be permanent, you can screw the plastic shims to the bottom of the planter, creating feet that will stay in place. Place screws on either end of the plastic shims, using the pre-drilled holes to make it easy.

Two BigGap™ wedges stacked tapered end to wide end to make a flat stack

Level Under-window Planter Boxes and Protect Your Siding

If you have under-window planters they can sometimes lean away from the house too much, making the soil come pouring out when you water. Depending on how the boxes are attached to your house, you can wedge BigGap™ plastic shims between the house and the box to bring it up to level. The weight of the box can hold the plastic shims in place, or you can screw them into position. You can also use our plastic shims to keep the window box from rubbing against your siding. This works well if the window box is removable. Use some soft/flexible Wobble Wedge® plastic shims to act as a buffer. Place them between the box and the siding, and use the weight of the box to hold them in place. This is an easy solution to protect your house from scuff marks on the siding.

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Wobble Wedge®: The History of Plastic Shims

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What Led Us to the First Patented Plastic Shim with Interlocking Ridges

The history of shims starts long before plastic was around. In fact shims or wedges are some of the oldest technology that humans developed. Early shims were made from stone, wood, antlers, and various other natural materials. But modern times call for modern materials, and we needed a solution that didn’t deteriorate or slide around when stacked. So we developed the Wobble Wedge® plastic shim with interlocking ridges. And now over 30 years after it was first created, our plastic shim is still the leader in shim technology.

When Did Humans Develop the Shim?

Shims or wedges are considered one of the six “simple machines” developed by early humans. This list includes the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, screw, and inclined plane. Shims have been around since the stone age, and even pre-date the invention of the wheel. Bronze wedges were used in quarries in Ancient Egypt circa 3,000BC to break and shape rock during mining. There is also evidence that Native Americans used antler wedges to build canoes and dwellings. They also used stone wedges to make tools such as axes and knives (both of which are types of wedges themselves). 

Why Shim Technology Needed New Ideas

With thousands of years of development, interestingly wedges have mostly stayed the same. The most common types of shims are smooth and made of metal or wood. These have their advantages and disadvantages. Metals can be very strong, taking a lot of force, but they can also rust, degrade, and stain other materials when in contact with water. Metal is also quite expensive, and not easily manipulated. Wooden shims on the other hand are cheap, and easily manipulated and shaped. But wood can also warp, rot, and stain other materials when water is present. Both of these options work in certain situations, but they have limitations.

Plastic Shims with interlocking ridges

A New, Modern Shim for Stability

Living in a 115 year old home that didn’t have a level floor board in it, meant all of our furniture wobbled and listed. We decided that we needed a solution that offered stability. Stacking metal, wood, or plastic shims that were available at the time always resulted in the shims slipping and not staying in place. Shims needed some way to grip that would allow them to stack safely and remain firmly where you needed them. This is why we decided to invent the Wobble Wedge®.

The First Patented Plastic Shim with Interlocking Ridges

Wobble Wedges® were invented in 1985 to create a truly modern plastic shim that could eliminate the issues of other shims that were in the market at the time. We designed Wobble Wedges® as an interlocking modular system of tapered shims. The interlocking ridges allowed Wobble Wedge® plastic shims to stack on top of each other. Each plastic shim was designed to resist movement from all directions, no sliding side to side or forward and back. This allowed the Wobble Wedge® plastic shim to stay where you put it, be that gripping a surface or gripping another Wobble Wedge®. We didn’t set out to get patents, but ultimately our designs earned 2 patents for our interlocking ridges. 

Wobble Wedge®, the Most Versatile Modern Plastic Shim

Wobble Wedges® are made from plastic because it won’t rot, warp or cause discoloration when in contact with water. It’s also cheap, durable, and allows us to make plastic shims in both hard/rigid and soft/flexible options. Our hard/rigid plastic shims can take +2,000lbs of force, while the soft/flexible versions are strong and cushioned enough to use with delicate porcelain. We also designed the Wobble Wedge® plastic shim in 4 sizes with the same interlocking ridges so that you can use all 4 sizes together. Wobble Wedges® are equally effective at stabilizing a wobbly restaurant table, installing a toilet or leveling a backyard fountain as they are in shimming aluminium aircraft panels on an industrial assembly line.

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Plastic Shims for Outside Projects

Wobble Wedges® Make the Ideal Outdoor-Use Plastic Shims

Outdoor projects need to stand up to the elements, and if you need shims for outside, your best bet is a plastic shim. Wobble Wedges® are the perfect shim for everything from installing precast concrete to stabilizing potted plants. Made from sturdy, weather-proof plastic, our shims come in both hard/rigid and soft/flexible plastics, and 4 sizes. This makes Wobble Wedges® versatile and the ideal plastic shims for outside use.

Plastic Wedges for Deck Stair Installation

When installing deck stairs there is a lot of math involved, and sometimes you’ll need to correct for a miscalculation. Plastic shims offer a great solution. If you need to adjust the tread tilt or step height on your stairs, or fix the angle where the stringers meet the deck, reach for a plastic shim. Read how Wobble Wedges® will help with these issues in our blog “Why Use Plastic Shims to Level Deck Stairs.”

Shim and Clean Your Grill

Having a level grill is important for safety; instability plus flames isn’t a good combination. Use Wobble Wedges® to level and stabilize your grill on your patio or in your yard. They also work as chock blocks to keep castors from rolling. And a hard/rigid plastic shim works great for scraping off gunk that’s stuck to your grill. Read more in our blog “Stabilize Your Grill with Wobble Wedges®.”

Showing a wheel on a grill with two Wobble Wedge plastic shims to stop the wheel from rolling, ie chock blocks

Stabilize Patio Furniture and Keep Your Table Umbrella in Place

Old deck boards and uneven concrete can mean wobbling furniture while you’re sitting on your deck or patio. As with indoor furniture, Wobble Wedges® make great furniture levelers for your outdoor needs too. And if you have a table umbrella that spins or moves out of position, a soft/flexible Wobble Wedge® can keep it in place. Learn how in our blog “How to Stop Wobbling Patio Furniture.”

Hide Outdoor Electrical Cords

Electrical cords that aren’t tucked away look unsightly and easily become tripping hazards. There are three ways that Wobble Wedge® plastic shims can help solve this problem. Use them to tuck cords away across doorways, around siding, and even to hold cords in place along eaves. Read how in our blog “Hide Electrical Cords Outside.”

plastic shims used to wedge an electrical cord under siding.

Level and Lift Potted Plants

Whether you’re moving indoor plants outside for summer or planting beautiful flowers in outdoor planters, sometimes you’ll need to level them. Your plants will love the fresh air and sunshine, but if they wobble they can be at risk of falling over, breaking your planter and making a mess. Wobble Wedges® are great for stabilizing your pots outside. Use them to lift your planters so they can drain more easily, preventing root rot. Learn more on our blog “How to Stop Wobbling Patio Furniture.”

Concrete Projects in the Backyard

If you’re working with concrete you shouldn’t use metal or wooden shims. This is because they can discolor the concrete over time with water exposure (unless you live in a very arid climate this is bound to happen). Wobble Wedge® plastic shims are perfect for building a precast concrete wall, creating a precast concrete walkway with paving stones, or installing a concrete fountain. Our plastic shims won’t discolor, warp, deteriorate or affect concrete, which makes them the best plastic shim for the job.

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Spring Projects With Wobble Wedges®

Get your plants set for spring and tackle those yard projects with ease!

As spring gets into full swing this can mean lots of long to-do lists of projects around the house and yard. So to help out we’ve made a list of just a few ways that Wobble Wedge® plastic shims can help you finish that to-do list!

Scrape off stickers/labels on new pots for your plants

One of our favorite spring projects is repotting plants to give them a fresh start for the growing season. A persistent annoyance with this task though is removing the labels and stickers on your new pots! They leave behind a gross gunk that just won’t budge. Luckily hard plastic Wobble Wedge® shims make a remarkably good tool to scrape off the sticky residue. Head over to our blog post Use Hard Wobble Wedges® to Remove Gunk to learn more.

Stabilize your potted plants

Once you’ve repotted your plants you might want to move them outside to enjoy the longer days. If they wobble or rock there is a good chance they could get knocked over and spill on the ground. Wobble Wedge® plastic shims can be used to stabilize your potted plants indoors and outdoors. Use them to shim up large planters, or small decorative containers. Check out our blog post Stabilize and Level Flower Pots to learn more.

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Wobble Wedges® help with yard projects

Springtime is the perfect season to start yard projects so you can enjoy your labors for the rest of the summer. Whether it’s building a precast concrete wall or installing deck stairs, spring is a great time to start. Another excellent project to tackle in the spring is adding a precast concrete walkway with paving stones. Creating easy access to your garden beds or to a patio area can really improve the look and usability of your yard. One of our favorite yard projects is installing a concrete fountain; gentle water sounds can add such a relaxing atmosphere to your yard.

The reason that Wobble Wedge® plastic shims make a great addition to any of these yard projects is that they will stand the test of time AND weather. Our plastic tapered shims won’t rot, and won’t deteriorate out in the elements. Wooden shims can’t handle water like our plastic shims, remember water + wood = rot. So don’t risk it, and use Wobble Wedge® plastic shims for all of your outdoor projects.

Stop your A/C unit from making noise

As spring moves into summer getting your window A/C unit in good working order will make it much easier once the summer heat waves hit. If your A/C unit rattles or vibrates loudly, this is likely due to it not fitting snugly in place. In our blog Fix a Noisy Window AC Unit with Wobble Wedge® we explain how you can stop that racket and get the cool air flowing in silence.

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