Put together (more) IKEA furniture

Not my furniture!  As I managed to put together a cabinet for a friend last year (or was it the year before?) she bought a chest of drawers using a voucher she had been given, I think, and sort of assumed I would be able to put that together too.  It was about a month before we found a time when it was possible for both of us and also for the other friend I needed to help and hold things etc.  The trouble was, when the day arrived I was unwell.  So I said I could start the following Tuesday afternoon, which I did, and also on the Wednesday afternoon.  Having spent about 5 hours we managed to get the frame done…….

The frame

The frame

…….and one of the top drawers.  Mind you, it took half an hour to open the boxes it came in, never mind sorting out the 4 instruction books (one was a repeat) and which bits and which screws etc were for where.

One completed top drawer with instruction books and spare bits

One completed top drawer with instruction books and spare bits and parts still to use

I went in on the Saturday afternoon and got it completed – about another 3 hours, so about 8 hours total.

Completed chest of drawers

Completed chest of drawers

Having finished that, I went straight across the road and we made up the IKEA bookcase for the other friend who had been helping – it had only arrived that morning.  This was a “Billy bookcase” with only 8 parts, in one box and with one set of instructions – and it took less than 45 minutes!

Completed bookcase

Completed bookcase

So?  I am refusing to make up any more IKEA furniture!

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