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Well that's a bit crap... Jun. 20th, 2003 10:46 pm
(Or, why I should never be allowed near hardware).

Just spent the last 2-and-a-bit hours building a chest of drawers.
4/6 drawer backs have been routed on the wrong side - which makes them impossible to assemble.
*And* one of the screws for the front decoration is missing...

I'm not going to try and build the wardrobe alone, it's obviously too unwieldy. However I did unpack the bits, and one of the feet is obviously AWOL.

Tomorrow then will involve some very careful drilling so that I can use the drawer backs, backwards, and a hunt for a screw (shush in the peanut gallery).

Not hugely impressed by their QC.

I suppose I should go get the laundry in (oops) and make my bed.

Oh, and as I type I notice I've gained a large hole in the back of my right hand.

Damnit, ESC :w doesn't save LJ entries

From: feanelwa
Date: June 20th, 2003 - 03:14 pm (Link)
What you need is a child of five, as told by the great wisdom of MFI. Borrow one of Liz's or something.

Before you drill holes in things, just check that those four aren't meant to go a different way up or something. I've done that mistake before, oh yes. Would offer my l33t 53lf-4553m8ly furn14uur 5ki11z but have to move house on Sunday and pack on Saturday so I can't really.
From: wechsler
Date: June 20th, 2003 - 03:36 pm (Link)
Indeed - holes can be dashed tricky to remove.

However, I'm pretty sure on this one; as the wardrobe includes an identical drawer to these, which (like the two drawers that do fit) is routed on the other side, and fits together. The drawers are, I'm fairly convinced, supposed to be identical. It's fairly easy to see how some daft goit in the factory put the pieces on his bench the wrong way up to route them.

My DIY skills are pretty fair, it's just my DIY-related luck that flunks out.
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From: wechsler
Date: June 20th, 2003 - 03:32 pm (Link)
No, Agro's
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From: wechsler
Date: June 21st, 2003 - 12:23 am (Link)
Like most places, they stock a range of goods. I have furniture from there that seems to be made of papier-mache. This new stuff, however, could probably take a nuclear strike if all the bits were there.