Plastic tree-felling wedges are useful in all kinds of home-building work.
I find plastic tree-felling wedges to be useful in all kinds of home-building work. They are larger cousins of the plastic wedges commonly used to shore up a wobbly toilet, but they come in 4-in. to 10-in. lengths and are designed to be struck by a hammer, making them useful for all sorts of temporary work. For example, I’ve used them atop a column to get a beam leveled, and I’ve used them for leveling and plumbing a window. I have also used them to level a stone lintel temporarily, to level a condenser unit, and to plumb a door jamb. They are light, durable, and won’t splinter like wood.
—J. Kaye, Phenix, Va.