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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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I need help badly. After putting this bench together and sitting it upright it wobbles like crazy. The wood is not the best (from Lowes) so I know every board is not milled properly. Anyone have any tips on how I would go about trimming the legs evenly? Thanks for your time!

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 05:57 PM
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Move it around and see if your floor is flat. If it is setting where you want it and it is out diagonally, shim the two diagonal legs equally til it doesn't rock. Then take a shim the thickness of what you shimmed the diagonal legs and mark the other 2 legs and trim them off . It should be flat after that.
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I learned long ago how to get around that. Make a rocking chair. Or, make a three legged chair. Either way, no teetering, and loads of stress saved.
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Nice heavy bench. I think you are going to have to shim or cut to fit the floor. If you are going to move it much then I would shim it.

I would bevel the feet kind of like the top edges. It will keep the legs from chipping.
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Before you start modifying your bench, find a flat spot, maybe on another floor and see if it is the bench or your cement floor.

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Squares of heavy duty rubber under each leg. No more wobble and waterproof as well.
Available as "anti vibration motor mounts".
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If the bench is not always in fixed position I would attach levelers to each leg then its just a matter of screw/unscrew to get level before each use. Eg
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Welcome to the forum MLR.

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I fixed your picture.
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Is the bench not meeting the floor the problem, or is the actual bench itself wobbling? As in loose fitting joints? Can you post a picture of the underside so we can see how it's put together?
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