Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Ikea 'Divorcemaker'

As part of the therapy process, Durvasula sometimes asks that her couples assemble a big piece of furniture at their home, then come back and tell her how it went. She notes that while some items are relatively easy, something like the Liatorp—with its many drawers and glass panels—she calls "The Divorcemaker."

Can you imagine having to put this together without a power screwdriver? Construction of such a piece should only be done by poorly paid illegal immigrants and then delivered to my home. If you can't make that happen then maybe I don't want this unit in my home. How much do you actually save at Ikea by doing the hard work yourself? Has anyone ever run the numbers?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I bought $800 worth of IKEA furniture and it cost me an additional $200 to have them deliver and assemble it. Well worth every friggin' penny as far as I'm concerned.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I hear ya. When I first got my own place I got 2 pieces from Ikea and the entertainment centre almost cost me my sanity.