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Aaargh!!! Flatpacks!

Artois 12 405 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2008 7:57PM
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?


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markey075 9 93 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2008 8:01PM
"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 12 405 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2008 8:04PM
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
bangalicious 10 1.3k 5 England
15 Jul 2008 8:05PM
Id go for Stella Ms Artois Smile
bangalicious 10 1.3k 5 England
15 Jul 2008 8:05PM
Or try 118118, and say "furniture construction" or something similar!
markey075 9 93 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2008 8:06PM
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)

Artois 12 405 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2008 8:13PM
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.

Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
15 Jul 2008 8:17PM
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.

redsnappa 15 2.0k United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 7:57AM
Did you read the instructions?
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
16 Jul 2008 8:00AM
What's the point?

They're usually in Swedish.... Wink
jmolligo 12 60 United States
16 Jul 2008 9:00AM
I bet it's made in China
NikLG 12 1.7k England
16 Jul 2008 2:51PM
A Swedish Mexican pine table made in China...that's just asking for trouble...
dwilkin Plus
11 24.3k United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 3:09PM
instructions translated by a dyslexic German!
ronss 12 1.2k Canada
16 Jul 2008 8:42PM
and printed on an off-register gestetner.

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