Here’s a tip from Larry, a viewer in California, to address two common problems with wood patio furniture: the tendency to rot from sitting on wet concrete, and to wobble from sitting on an uneven slab.

  1. Bore a 3/8-inch diameter hole into the bottom of each leg.
  2. Use a hammer to tap a T-nut into each hole.
  3. Thread a hex-head machine bolt into each T-nut.
  4. Adjust the bolts to level the furniture.

When I set the bench on the patio, the bolts lift the bench off the ground to prevent rot, and they are adjustable to ensure the bench is level.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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