Make your own construction shims
Run out of shims? Don’t panic. Here is a step-by-step guide to making your own.
Step One: Grab some scrap
Shims don’t need to be made from perfect, flawlesss wood, so just grab the nearest piece of two-by. Draw a line about 8 inches from the edge of the board.
Step Two: Make alternating cuts at an angle
Start by making alternating angled cuts down the length of the board. Stop cutting right at the line you drew earlier.
Step Three: Slice off the shims
Finally, chop off the end of the board… there you go, a handful of perfectly reliable shims.