Wednesday, October 05, 2005

IKEA sucks - This just in.

Here is an engineer's assessment of the Lamborn Table and IKEA in general (Wish I'd known this before purchasing! D'oah!!):

"... I have bought several items from IKEA, and have come to realize that at least 50% of their furniture is crap, for one or both of the following reasons: (1) poor quality materials, or (2) poor design. In the case of your table, any first year engineering student could see this is totally crappy implementation of an otherwise innovative design. The strength of that screw in particle board is way too low for the application, which involves repetitive loading. If they had used solid pine instead of particle board, with the correct screw, it would be a great product. I think the general rule with IKEA is that some of their products have innovative design (they have many different designers, some are really good), but many more suffer from poor material selection and implementation of the design (especially items that use that bloody particle board)."

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