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Some assembly required.

Gees, and they have the nerve to write "real simple" on the box. A customer of mine bought this kitchen island from Bed, Bath and Beyond and when they opened the box there were so many little pieces they wouldn't attempt to put it together and called me. I managed to put it together but it took me two and a half hours. I think there were probably more than 50 pieces to put together.
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Probably money well spent for your customer. You probably did a better job than they would have.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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Probably money well spent for your customer. You probably did a better job than they would have.
The island was a piece of junk though. The bulk of it was made out of particleboard and masonite. The solid wood butcher block top was banded with solid wood on all four sides entirely glued together. Nothing whatsoever allowing for any wood movement.
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Careful.... My wife has worked their for 13yrs....
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Steve ; That's 3 minutes per piece ( 2.5 hrs and 50 pcs.)......was there any beer involved ?


Hah...I just happened to witness one being wrestled together last weekend at a friends house ... glad I wasn't a part of it ...my money was on the cart winning that fight.

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Steve ; That's 3 minutes per piece ( 2.5 hrs and 50 pcs.)......was there any beer involved ?


Hah...I just happened to witness one being wrestled together last weekend at a friends house ... glad I wasn't a part of it ...my money was on the cart winning that fight.
No beer, with that many parts there was a lot of sifting through the all the parts trying to find the right part at the right time and unwrapping the packaging.
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