How Do You Fix A Wobbly Table?

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A wobbly table is one of life's little annoyances. It's an easy fix that requires only the simplest of tools. See How to Fix a Wobbly Wood Chair for more ideas. Step 1 Place the table on a hard, level surface so you can examine the source of the wobble. Step 2 Look at the leg that is causing the wobble. Some table legs have a glide, a round metal or plastic knob on their foot to protect floors against scratches. If the glide is missing, buy a replacement at a hardware store. This will fix the wobble. Step 3 If a loose joint is causing the problem, tighten any screws in the joint and secure it with wood glue. Hold the joint in place with a corner clamp while the glue dries. Or, if you don't have a clamp, wrap a length of rope tightly around the joint and another leg of the table. Step 4 If one leg is slightly shorter than the others, lengthen it. Use a tape measure to determine the length of the short leg and of one of the other legs. The difference between these two measurements is ... more
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