How to Make Your Own Shims

Shims are one of a carpenter's most commonly used tools. So what should you do if you run out? Try this quick tip.

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Run out of shims? Don’t panic. Just grab the nearest piece of two-by and start making alternating angled cuts down the length of the board. Then chop off the end of the board…There you go, a handful of perfectly reliable shims. — Harrison Kral

Next, learn how to use shims to hang your interior doors perfectly.

You can even shim gapping doors. Here’s how.

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