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[Dec. 19th, 2003|05:37 pm]
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Okay, Studio RTA furniture from Best Buy might look neat, but I have a feeling that RTA stands for Rage-inducing To Assemble. Mother fucker, this thing is hard to put together. The instructions have four, count 'em, four illustrations. There's about 20 steps for each illustration, and none of them indicate which parts to use unless you flip to the back and try to figure out what the parts illustrations are referring to. AUGH. This thing better not trick me up and have me tear it back down to put on something I didn't notice, or it's getting turned in to a martial arts practice dummy.

Not only did I put the backplate on backwards, but it's too fucking big to fit through my geek-room door. Not only am I going to have to COMPLETELY disassemble it, but I'm going to have to put it back together in the already cramped geek-room. Hopefully, I'll be done by 10:00, when P is supposed to call. NEVER, EVER buy one of these fucking things.

[User Picture]From: recovry
2003-12-19 08:33 pm (UTC)
I hate that desk! The only desk I hate more than that is this one, because it weighs so fuckin' much!
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From: jonathanmaynard
2003-12-20 10:43 pm (UTC)
Oi. I have their glass desk. It was easy to put together, and r0x.
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[User Picture]From: gingersnapp
2003-12-22 05:08 am (UTC)
I have that exact desk. I had a hard time building it, but luckily I built it in the room it was to reside in... I'll have to disassemble it when we move and I imagine the pieces will end up in the trash instead of in our new house.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2003-12-22 08:51 am (UTC)
Did you have help? A lot of the trouble I had with it was holding stuff steady as I screwed it down. That backplate weighs like 40 pounds and I had to keep it upright with one hand while I screwed it down with the other.
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[User Picture]From: gingersnapp
2003-12-22 09:06 am (UTC)
No, I did it on my own. The backplate and sideplates were gigantic pains in my ass. I know the damn thing looks cool, but if I had known how hard it was to build, I would have gotten something simpler.
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