Lt. Cheese Weasel: I bought some of that Ikea crap once. Once.
Quantum Apostrophe: Lt. Cheese Weasel: I bought some of that Ikea crap once. Once.[www.ikea.com image 500x500]It's not all crap.
GreenAdder: Just some oak and some pine and a handful of Norsemen.
forresttriax: I have the opposite syndrome. when I make or build something I see every minor imperfection and can't stand it. People will tell me it looks great and I did a great job and I wonder if they're farking with me...
Krieghund: I like Ikea furniture, and I enjoy putting it together. And, yes, it does give me more of a sense of ownership to assemble it myself. But it also makes me more likely to modify stuff, because I know how it's put together.I read Ikea Hackers from time to time for ideas.
brap: I can relate to this. My first efforts at building my own bookshelf looked like the bastard son of set-pieces from The Flintstones and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Charlie Chingas: OK, serious question. What's so special about Ikea? Is Ikea the douchester's version of particle board furniture? I have never bought Ikea, but I have bought particle board (the good kind, not the cheap kind). Is Ikea the Apple of the furniture world?
RexTalionis: I like Ikea furniture.
biyaaatci: The closest Ikea to me is 3 hours away. My wife always insists on buying some crappy furniture there, which inevitably is missing a screw, or has a stripped screw, etc. It's not worth the hassle to return it, so I always have to go to the hardware store to get something that's allegedly milled the same, but is always different. So a handle falls off, or the hole that you screw the leg into gets stripped. And it's always the last piece. It's like they plan it that way.
jjorsett: If you really want to pump up your self-esteem while using IKEA products:IKEA Hackers
brewthunda: Charlie Chingas: OK, serious question. What's so special about Ikea? Is Ikea the douchester's version of particle board furniture? I have never bought Ikea, but I have bought particle board (the good kind, not the cheap kind). Is Ikea the Apple of the furniture world?No - it's 90% the quality of Pottery Barn at 1/3 the price. They sell some crappy particle board shelving that's pretty bad, but once you get up into the $300 range their stuff is pretty good.Their kitchen cabinets are fantastic. We did a basement remodel and built a bar area with stuff from Ikea. Cherry wood, frosted glass inserts, granite countertop, hidden LED cabinet lighting, all soft closing hardware, stainless steel sink . . it looked really nice and I think we spent about $2,500 for everything.
bob_ross: Moral of the story. You build something your self, you like it more than something already assembled. SHOCKING!
The Angry Hand of God: Do the colors you've picked for your PowerPoint background pop so beautifully that you just have to sit back and admire your own genius?If you think you are a genius because of a PowerPoint presentation, you might be retarded.
LordJiro: So is it because people actually like it more because they built it? Or do they not want to return it on the off-chance that they farked up and don't want to own up to it?
Necronic: bob_ross: Moral of the story. You build something your self, you like it more than something already assembled. SHOCKING!No, the moral of the story is that people think that assembling something from a box is the same thing as actually building something.If I actually built a book-case myself, went out got the boards, finished the wood, found the brackets, and put it all together I would like it immensely even if it was kind of junky. But the only feeling I've gotten from self-assembling IKEA furniture are a mix of "man mass-production and logistics is pretty neat" and "man this is some shoddy garbage here."Honestly I think this affect only applies to people that don't work with their hands/people who have never actually built something.
blatz514: Thee only thing good about IKEA[www.feveravenue.com image 400x400]
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