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Do you need a degree to assemble IKEA furniture?

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by MTR, 18th Jun, 2016.

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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    OK, its not a serious thread, but I seriously hate doing this, so I have done what I do best, past it onto my better half, he can assemble this stuff in no time.

    I understand you can actually now pay for someone from IKEA to assemble furniture, what a great idea, some of us are just not good at this.

    Makes you wonder what are you good at?


    MTR:)
     
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  2. JenW

    JenW Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha I know what you mean!! In our house, the husband assembles everything like that. I have a degree but it certainly doesn't improve my ability to decipher the instructions!! It's more to do with spatial ability, an area that typically males tend to be stronger in.
     
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  3. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    My teenage son usually works it out.
    My 12 year old daughter has put some stuff together too.

    Me - no patience at all
     
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  4. Hodor

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    I have always found their stuff really easy to put together. Did one of their kitchens a few years back and put a small kitchen together in two afternoons (minus bench tops).
     
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    It helps if you read the instructions.
     
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    It bewilders me why people buy and even love ikea.
    I have purchased 3items of furniture from them. A cot, a chair and a baby chair.
    The baby chair was cheap. $20.
    The rest were average price of dubious quality. For not much more (or probably even less) you could buy decent quality furniture, which looks better.

    Ive never entered an ikea store, and will do anything within my power to keep it that way.

    Blacky
     
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    Yes you do,having the patience of a saint is a pre-requisite also
     
  8. Jamie Moore

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    I'm usually terrible with flat packs - but have always found ikea to be easy peasy. Sorry - not sure why I'm even posting this. It doesn't help :-(
     
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    I love assembling IKEA furniture! I've often quoted myself as having a 'Bachelor in IKEA Construction', as almost my entire property is furnished with stuff from there (and has been, for a number of PPoR…….).

    I'd love to put this stuff together for a 'job' (but I just don't think it would pay the bills……..).
     
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    @Blacky

    it's ideal for apartments/compact, it's cheap....if you don't like the furniture try the Swedish meatballs:p
     
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    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    but you don't live in Perth:(
     
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    No, but happy to zip around Brissie and help people out :)
     
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    Please PM me your number ;)

    Seriously though, put yourself on Airtasker and get paid for it.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    @Bran - sounds like you'd be more comfortable with airstalker rather than airtasker :p
     
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    Thats right...whats that common saying. ..RTFM or something like that..:)
     
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    :D contact detail please. I'm hoping one day Ikea would sell flat pack bathroom
     
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    Can I really do that? Do you really think I could?
     
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  19. Kinnon Bell

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    I love putting the stuff together too. My favourite thing about getting new furniture is getting it home and assembling it.

    There's quite a few businesses around where all they do is put together flat pack furniture. My husband has a fair bit of demand for it with his business too and there's not even an Ikea up here!
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    It comes with an allen key and instructions, not sure what else you'd need.
     
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