Wednesday, October 21, 2020

IKEA Furniture

I have never been to an IKEA store, nor have I assembled any IKEA furniture. But Princess bought a table and chair set for her new apartment. I looked at the parts and the instructions and just laughed. A week later, she tells me she managed to put it together, which just makes me glad it was her and not me. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.


greypoet said...

I think any store that sells furniture buys it from Flat Packs R Us. Check Walmart. lol

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, you haven't LIVED until you've assembled flat-pack furniture!!!

Jim said...

Hah! I have assembled several IKEA products. The big one, a wall unit some 27 years ago? I hired an assembler. A nice Brit fellow who just got off disability. He used to put together those big expensive German wall units. Martin was his name. For $69, he got the job done on the $2000 pieces. It took him two days.

Of course, I asked Martin if he wanted something to eat or drink. He asked for some Earl Gray tea, if I had. I didn't but when he said he'd be back the next day to finish up, I went out and bought for him. I was also entertaining the next day with my sister and brother-in-law for brunch and invited him to come join us.

He went down to his van and got some L-brackets to attach the unit to the wall. The flimsy thing that came from IKEA was not safe, he advised. When he was done with the job, I tipped him $100. The guy really worked his ass off.

Susan R said...

I paid extra for their assembly service (they outsource to Task Rabbit where I live) for my storage bed, and it was worth every single penny. It took 3 guys about 4 hours to get it all done. And they had power tools :)