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File cabinet disaster

April 10th, 2011 at 02:01 pm

I spent a good part of yesterday assembling the file cabinet I bought from IKEA. The instructions were about as minimal as could be and i made a crucial mistake -- put the wrong hardware in the wrong place. To make a long story short, I do have a file cabinet, but the top, shallow drawer is unworkable. I don't need to use it anyway, it just would have been more space for junk. The lower drawer, where the files will be is okay. And the cabinet looks nice. However, I don't think I will ever buy anything to assemble from IKEA again. I wish I didn't ever have to assemble anything again. Why can't you buy anything that's already put together any more?

Today's project is filing papers (and I've got a lot of them) but I want to get out and walk, too. It's a gorgeous day!

3 Responses to “File cabinet disaster”

  1. snafu Says:

    Most retail outlets have a fee based service to assemble items purchased. Check with colleagues, or a neighbor, you can likely find someone who will come and assemble for a fee.

    If it's small enough to fit in your car, take your incorrectly assembled file cabinet to customer service at IKEA and ask for help. It's worth having it right or it will frustrate you forever!

  2. My English Castle Says:

    CB--We were at IKEA yesterday and came home with bookshelves and a chair. The directions for the office chair about drove my husband crazy. Very frustrating!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Well, this weekend I didn't think I had the sales receipt. This morning I dug it out of my wastebasket at work, and I thought, maybe I will return it. HOWEVER, when I looked at the IKEA website, they were very clear that they will accept returned items that are STILL IN THE ORIGINAL BOX. I'm pretty sure they would put up a fight about a piece that has been improperly assembled. And what has been broken cannot be fixed. Basically, because the corners of the top drawer were improperly joined, with the wrong hardware, the particle board was splintered. Well, I'm going into too much detail ... the bottom line is that I have decided I will live with it like it is, not using the top drawer, which wasn't something I needed anyway.

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