Getting a flat-bottomed wood project to sit on a table or shelf without rocking can be difficult. If your projects need a footing, try this simple trick.

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With a small Forstner bit, drill a 116 "-deep hole at each corner of the project's base. Then, place a dab of hotmelt glue in the holes. Fill the holes with enough glue so that it forms a slight dome above the surface of the wood. When the glue has gelled (but not hardened), turn the project over and set it on a flat, level surface.

Put a spirit level on top of the project and gently tap the corners to level it. After the glue hardens, these nonskid "feet" will help keep the project from rocking or sliding on tables and shelves.
—Roy Locke, Panama City, Fla.