Patio dining often comes with table wobbles. The restaurant may have taken the trouble to adjust each table so that it was on the level and stable when the day began. But, as diners make slight adjustments to assist someone to enter or exit or simply bump the table a bit this way or that, wobbles develop on uneven paving.
Ed's solution is a quarter, or rather a stack of quarters, plus one more to set on the tabletop as a reminder to take back the others as we leave.
Normally, adjusting one leg will do the trick. This one needed a dollar's worth of lift.
We've also cut corks in half on the diagonal to use as wedges to keep doors open at rental homes or to prevent tables from wobbling. I still recall the amazed look on a waiter's face the time we asked for a cork and a steak knife to solve their tippy table issue.
And, if you're in the hospitality business, you must be the reason Wobble Wedges Leveling Shims are sold in jars of 50 or 100. We've thought about carrying one with us but since we usually have quarters, we'll stick with those.
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Words: Penny Cherubino
Photography: © 2015 Penny & Ed Cherubino