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How to Fix a Wobbly Chair Leg

By: Joe Truini
Fixing uneven chair leg.

Adding a shim to fix an uneven chair leg.

It’s easier to attach a shim to the short leg of a wobbly chair than cutting off one of the legs. Here’s how to go about it.

How to fix uneven legs on a wobbly chair:

  1. Start by placing the chair on a perfectly flat surface.
  2. Slide a wood shim under the short leg so the the chair no longer rocks.
  3. Trace the outline of the chair leg on the shim.
  4. Cut the shim to size using a hole saw.
  5. Attach the shim to the leg and hold it in place with a furniture glide.
  6. Install glides on the other three legs.

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