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    I hate IKEA!

    First of all, most of it isn't wood, it's MDF. Memsahib has decided that our bedroom is going to be completely white. I didn't get much say in this. I may like wood, but when I said I would prefer wood, I was firmly told I was wrong, because I'm a man and my lips were moving.

    When Ikea does use wood, it usually is some kind of Scandinavian brittle wood that leaves you with broken table legs and chairs in a very short time. Its shelf life is usually much shorter than any real furniture. Fortunately, this lot will probably last longer than I will, so I won't get the satisfaction of smirking to myself when it falls apart.

    So we made the trip to Ikea, and came home with two 3 drawer chests to be used as side tables, and a 6 drawer tall chest. I've put the two small chests together. I tried to extend the possible life of the stuff by putting a small dab of glue on each of the dowels they use to align things, and in the dadoes that hold in the back of the drawers. I note they have replaced the metal lock nuts with nylon ones, as if the metal ones were insufficiently breakable.

    Memsahib says she would let me build them, but she doesn't have two years to wait. I think that's a little unfair, but...
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    I think I have heard that a few times from my wife! I tell my wife, "I could built that!" and get the "can't wait two years" response! I think I resemble her remarks! But, hey, I don't work well under pressure!
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    I am soooooooo lucky.

    I wear the pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    Memsahib says she would let me build them, but she doesn't have two years to wait. I think that's a little unfair, but...
    Yeah I just tell her I'm working on it, you don't need to nag me every six months about it. Sheesh

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    the person who thinks they are in charge in a marriage is wrong, the other partner is or can take control in a heart beat.. and a wise man would be thankful to learn that as early as they can
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    the person who thinks they are in charge in a marriage is wrong, the other partner is or can take control in a heart beat.. and a wise man would be thankful to learn that as early as they can
    What Larry said.
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    Double what Larry said

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    I'll just leave this here as a public service...

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    "First of all, most of it isn't wood, it's MDF." REALLY LOL

    I have had customers bring in some of that JUNK ! to get repaired , I tell them to just trash and by something that is solid wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Voisine View Post
    I am soooooooo lucky.

    I wear the pants.
    Because she lets ya. Sometimes, I wear the kilt.

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    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Everyone is a self-made person.

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