Quick fix for uneven table legs: cork slices


12 Responses to “Quick fix for uneven table legs: cork slices”

  1. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    The ‘crumb-composite’ corks might degrade after a while, depending on the adhesives used. Solid corks are likely to be pretty durable.

    The plastic-foam synthcorks probably aren’t all that UV stable, and may or may not have ye-olde-worlde-charme-and-natural-sponginess in exactly the same degree; but should also be pretty durable.

  2. Craig Hughes says:

    Better fix: only ever buy 3-legged tables.

  3. Mitch_M says:

    The cork might fuck up your wine but you can cut it into slices to stabilize your tables.
    I still prefer the modern screw cap.

  4. builder_bob says:

    And after a couple weeks the wobble comes back

  5. cellocgw says:

    If yr interested,  the Mean-Value-Theorem shows that, so long as your floor is everywhere differentiable, you can rotate your 4-legged table as-is and find a place where all four legs contact the floor. (To within obvious limits of floor-height variation vs. leg-length variation)

    • winkybb says:

      I keep trying to explain that to people when we sit at wobbly tables. But get the geometric proof confused somehow.

    • Tynam says:

      This is true, but not useful.  MVT guarantees the existence of a point where all four legs contact the floor, but does not guarantee that if the table is located in this orientation, the top is level.

  6. Antinous / Moderator says:

    They live in wine bottles for centuries.

  7. EH says:

    Too bad it’s basically illegal to carry pocket knives anymore.

  8. poponthebeezer says:

    Plastic toilet shims work better.

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