Easy to Assemble

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Who are the manufacturers trying to kid when they put the phrase "easy to assemble" on a box?

I needed an audio cabinet to house the TV components, but when I checked out a bunch of stores on Saturday and then the Internet, most were too big, too overwhelming for what I wanted to do with the family room. But on Tuesday, I went into Target and found a simple tower created by Thomasville for Target. Exactly what I'd been looking for even though I raised an eyebrow over the claim about how easy it would be to put together.

Tonight while I've been watching 'So You Think You Can Dance', I've been working on the cabinet for a solid 1 1/2 hours...and I'm only on step 3 with a bizillion more to go. I had to take a break as my hands are cramping from trying to make Phillip screws go into smooth drilled holes. There are no treads so you practically have to pound the screws in.

So what should have been a one-night project looks like it's going to be a two-nighter.

Once more the Murphy's law of home improvement of allowing double, triple, quadruple the suggested time rises again. :) Carol