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Get some diagonal bracing in there. From my high school geometry class, a square or rectangle can be squished sideways into a parallelogram. The sides are all still the same length, but the angles of the corners are no longer 90 degrees. A triangle, on the other hand, cannot be distorted to different angles at the corners without also changing the length(s) of the sides.  So, putting a diagonal brace on each side creates triangles from the rectangles and they stop wobbling.

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6 minutes ago, Dick White said:

Get some diagonal bracing in there. From my high school geometry class, a square or rectangle can be squished sideways into a parallelogram. The sides are all still the same length, but the angles of the corners are no longer 90 degrees. A triangle, on the other hand, cannot be distorted to different angles at the corners without also changing the length(s) of the sides.  So, putting a diagonal brace on each side creates triangles from the rectangles and they stop wobbling.

But then I can't store all of my random half bags of clay and miscellaneous garbage inside of it :lol:

 

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17 minutes ago, liambesaw said:

But then I can't store all of my random half bags of clay and miscellaneous garbage inside of it :lol:

 

Put diagonals just on the sides, the rocking from wedging is front to back, not so much side to side. Then you can still get into your prime storage through the front "door."

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