Worse, the joints in our chairs are starting to fall out because we're putting even weight on this uneven surface. Apart from re-gluing the joints in our chairs every week, how can we mitigate the damage? (We don't plan to stay in this apartment past our lease end, so we don't want to make a huge investment, but we have 9 months to go and we can't afford to replace our wooden kitchen set with anything of quality.) Sent by Bethany Editor: Leave your suggestions for Bethany in the comments — thanks! • Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here (those with pics get answered first).