Wine Not? Time to pull out all those extra champagne and wine corks from the holiday festivities. If you only have a few corks, shave off slivers and glue them to the bottom of an uneven chair or table legs. It'll keep them steady and -- since cork is soft and springy -- it will protect the floors, too. If you have a bunch of corks, combine them together inside of a large pipe clamp (available from the hardware store plumbing department). Screw the clamp tight around the corks and you've made an instant trivet! Use it in the kitchen to keep surfaces protected from hot pots.