The floors in our house are beautiful. But the edges of the floor on the exterior walls are not. See what I mean here
So, we needed to shim our furniture. It’s a temporary solutions for an uneven floor. They aren’t permanent, but easily adjustable. They get the job done and at least in this situation, they don’t look out of place. Read More >>
To make these shims took only a quick stroll around Home Depot. I had 3 requirements. That needed to be…
So, instead of those little feet that you screw into the legs of your furniture, I opted for something that would never actually be physically attached to our furniture. At first I was thinking of getting a set of 1 inch square wooden blocks cut from plywood of varying thickness. But these would have absolutely no give, and our floor is chaotically uneven. I needed something a bit more flexible.
That is about when I thought maybe some type of rubber washer or gasket would do the trick. Perhaps I could get some thin ones and stack as many as I needed under each leg. A stop by the plumbing aisle proved fruitless though. Right when I was beggining to feel a little defeated, Jen swooped in with a burst of resourceful creative genius. “what about a rubber door mat”, she said.
Sure enough, the doormat we found had everything! It was cheap, it could be easily cut into the various sizes and shapes, and it was sturdy enough to hold our heaviest furniture while providing a little bit of flex to accommodate that unpredictable uneven nature of our exterior wall floors.
We took the mat home for $10 and with some quick box cutter ninja skills, had a set of very tough, versatile shims.
Our uneven floors are a problem no more.
This will do just fine for the time between now and when we even the floors out in the house, which is probably not going to happen for a very long time. Our furniture is level, the shims are unobtrusive, and we didn’t permanently damage any of our stuff. Oh, and this fix cost about $10 and leveled everything in our house on an exterior wall.