Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ikea Repair

Ikea is a lot of things--affordable, innovative, fun, crazy, good for building assembly skills.  There's one thing it's not good for and that's heirloom quality furniture. I have 2 beech-colored Ikea dressers. I'm not that fond of them, but I've decided to live with them until I find a dresser that I like and can afford. Well, for the past several--oh--months, one of the drawers on my beech "Malm" dresser wasn't shutting. The bottom and back had sort of warped. I finally got around to fixing it this weekend. I repaired it using a complicated technique called "duct tape the hell out of it."


Broken Drawer




Duct tape to the rescue!


And voila--drawer's fixed!


  1. duct tapes are great. BTY I also love IKEA, below is my post about it.

  2. Thanks for the comment! Ikea's good for some things..but I'm trying to get sturdier furniture now.

  3. gotta love duct tape- I held together a car for three months once using duct tape!
    I love Ikea for lots of stuff, but have always found dressers and drawers to be problematic. I was out these this weekend though and those Hemnes dressers seemed quite sturdy. Craigslist is also a great resource for old wood dressers crying out for love.


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