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Tomato



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IKEAs are a rare sight on the west coast. Fortunately, Portland just got it's own about a year ago. It's been perpetually filled with bump and shunt bourgouise each trying to line their pads with skillfully designed asian import furnitures and fixtures.

Me, I can't stand the place. Smells like a slaughterhouse, and I really don't need new furniture for 'low low prices' that bad. That's what craigslist is for, anyhow... right?
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhhhhhh CRUD.

The replacement book shelf that I ordered came today (the OfficeMax model discussed above), and it's not what I thought it was either. In fact, it's made by the same company as made the OfficeDepot unit -- they're both produced by some company from Ohio called Sauder. The OfficeMax one does in fact have solid side boards, which is a definite plus, but it hasn't got the rounded edges, it hasn't got the front plates for the shelves, and the color doesn't quite match my other older cases.

I'm stumped. I swear I bought all four of those older cases from either OfficeMax or Office Depot, but I can't find that same unit again on either of their web sites. Now I have to decide whether to return this new unit and try yet again, or else bite the bullet and just use the freaking thing.

*Has a brief, terrible vision of his apartment filled with dozens of cheap cherry-veneer book cases, none of which were quite right*

I may have to go down to the OfficeMax physically and examine their display units. I know, I know, it goes against the zeitgeist. No one buys anything in person any more; we always buy things sight unseen based ever-so-trustingly on pics provided by the merchants and reviews from random strangers. Where's the fun in actually getting to kick the product a couple of times before you pay for it? It's WAY more fun to buy two book cases in a row and STILL not have what you wanted. BLEAGH!
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Tomato



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tinalles gets +2 Points for Style, Minus 10 Million for Execution.

Bonus for correct (and awesome) use of Zeitgeist in a sentance XD

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I suggest specialty shops rather than "Box Stores" like OfficeMax or Office Depot. They tend to have well organized web-sites and such, as well as competitive pricing.

Another option are specialty websites.

I suggest CSN.

It seems fitting Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long ago did you buy the original bookcases? They might not sell that kind anymore.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recommend building your own. No worries about proper style, and no cheap cherry veneer.

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You wouldn't say so if you knew me better; my attempts at carpentry have come very close to inspiring lawsuits alleging human rights violations.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the best carpenters inspire human rights violations. They have a secret society that you can't get into without one. You really shouldn't try and hammer nails with other people's hands, though...

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Remembers her lamp building material technology classes where she was the only girl.*

/Edit, and I tried to hit someone with a hammer in class once, but he kept trying to put his arms around me so it was his fault.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I admire your dedication to perfection, Tin. To be perfectly honest, I think I would have just said "to heck with it" with the first one and just moved it to a dark corner where I wouldn't have to look at it too carefully Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This reminds me that I should consider investing in a bookcase, as all of my books currently either rot away in a closet or rest on extremely cheap particle board racks.
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