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."


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Broken Drawer


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Warp-osity


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Duct tape to the rescue!


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And voila--drawer's fixed!

3 comments:

  1. duct tapes are great. BTY I also love IKEA, below is my post about it.
    http://www.ongrowthtrack.com/2007/05/14/inexpensive-furniture/

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

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  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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