Quick Fixes for a Wobbly Desk

January 19, 2016

There’s nothing worse for students and teachers alike than trying to take notes and pay attention while your desk is wobbling way. A teetering table can be caused by a few different factors, but either way it’s definitely a huge distraction that can hinder a student’s ability to focus and learn. If some of your classroom furniture is a bit shaky, here are a few easy ways to fix them:

Rearrange. Sometimes the tipsy table is actually not at fault at all! There’s a good chance that the floor in your classroom is uneven which is causing your desks to wobble. Try rearranging your furniture to find a more level solution.

Tighten. Grab your handy tool set and tighten up all of those screws and bolts. Often times these elements can become loosened over time due to natural wear and tear. You may need to replace some parts if they’ve becomed too stripped to hold.

Wedge. You can fix a wobbly desk in a flash is by wedging something in between the leg and the floor to give it stability. From cork slices to rubber erasers, almost anything can be used as a leveling tool. Just make sure to glue your wedge in place to prevent the issue from persisting.

Level. If your problem is too large to be handled by a quick wedge fix, consider purchasing table levelers to attach to your desk legs. They come in all shape and sizes so you should be able to find one for the perfect fix.

Replace. Still can’t get your desks to stand still? It might be time for an upgrade! The best way to take care of a tipsy table is by simply saying “out with the old and in with the new.”

At Nickerson Corporation, we offer a wide variety of high-quality school furniture solutions to schools in the New York and New Jersey areas. Over the course of 60+ years, we have partnered with some of the industry’s leading manufacturers in an effort to provide products that are comfortable, reliable and flexible to ensure that students get the most out of their educational experience.

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