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    Artois
    Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Jul 2008 - 7:57 PM

    Hi folks

    I have just spent ages putting together a mexican pine table, one of three, and guess what?

    No, all the bits are there.
    Yes, the instructions are straightforward.

    Did you guess right?

    The base does not slot into the table top. The holes are in the wrong place. I have checked and double checked and I am sure I have put it together properly. However, before anyone says it I am female and not the greatest DIYer! So maybe it is me but I have put this sort of thing together before with no problems.

    Moral of story: only buy ready assembled furniture?

    Stella

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    markey075
    markey075  693 forum posts United Kingdom
    15 Jul 2008 - 8:01 PM

    "one of three"

    Is it a nest of tables, perhaps you are trying to attach the smallest base to the largest top.


    LOL, sorry couldnt resist.... :0)

    Artois
    Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Jul 2008 - 8:04 PM

    LOL yes a nest of tables, and first thing I checked was table size. Got bits of wood and screws all over the lounge and going to leave it all till morning and have few stiff brandies to calm me down lol
    Stella

    bangalicious
    15 Jul 2008 - 8:05 PM

    Id go for Stella Ms Artois Smile

    bangalicious
    15 Jul 2008 - 8:05 PM

    Or try 118118, and say "furniture construction" or something similar!

    markey075
    markey075  693 forum posts United Kingdom
    15 Jul 2008 - 8:06 PM

    Have few stiff brandies now and then try again later, if you build something interesting take a photo of it and put it up for voting!! :0)


    Mark

    Artois
    Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Jul 2008 - 8:13 PM

    Thanks guys feel better for sharing my problem. Will still have some brandy though! I can't drink Stella as that would feel like cannibalism.

    Stella

    Kris_Dutson
    15 Jul 2008 - 8:17 PM

    Someone's probably sitting somewhere with a box supposedly containing 3 sombreros, wondering what to do with 2, and half a flat pack table and some screws.

    Wink

    Last Modified By Kris_Dutson at 15 Jul 2008 - 8:18 PM
    redsnappa
    redsnappa  111897 forum posts United Kingdom
    16 Jul 2008 - 7:57 AM

    Did you read the instructions?

    joolsb
    joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Jul 2008 - 8:00 AM

    What's the point?

    They're usually in Swedish.... Wink

    jmolligo
    jmolligo  860 forum posts United States
    16 Jul 2008 - 9:00 AM

    I bet it's made in China

    NikLG
    NikLG  81736 forum posts England
    16 Jul 2008 - 2:51 PM

    A Swedish Mexican pine table made in China...that's just asking for trouble...

    dwilkin
    dwilkin e2 Member 724249 forum postsdwilkin vcard United Kingdom
    16 Jul 2008 - 3:09 PM

    instructions translated by a dyslexic German!

    ronss
    ronss  81243 forum posts Canada
    16 Jul 2008 - 8:42 PM

    and printed on an off-register gestetner.

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