This might take a bit longer than we thought

@JudyEv (255357)
Rockingham, Australia
October 8, 2021 4:35am CST
We have opened the box that I showed you last time but we didn’t have much time to spend on assembling our new acquisition. However, we have made a start. So here is another photo for you to mull over. It’s not a wardrobe. What I love about buying flatpack items is having so many little bits and pieces and gradually they all get used up until you end up with a single item. This one is quite involved so I think it may take us a day or two, especially as we are going out tomorrow night and again on Sunday. More and more, I appreciate being closer to friends and family. I used to dread the long car trips to visit folks or to go to something in the city. Now, things are more at our fingertips.
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@LadyDuck (359723)
• Switzerland
8 Oct
You are doing good. When we assembled IKEA furniture I always hoped to have "leftover" pieces, but at the end everything had to be used.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
The number of springs used depends on the size of mattress so we'll have a few springs left over. We're getting a queen mattress.
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@LadyDuck (359723)
• Switzerland
9 Oct
@JudyEv I also have a Queen bed for the guests, I think it is enough, comfortable but no too big.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
@LadyDuck I doubt a king would have fitted in the room! haha
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@DaddyEvil (58471)
• United States
8 Oct
The best part of assembling flat pack items is when you don't end up with any "extra" parts...
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
When we put the little garden shed together, we had a few problems and in the end decided they had skipped on some of the tools needed. Apart from all their bits and pieces and list of tools, we needed tin snips and a big hammer!!!
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@DaddyEvil (58471)
• United States
9 Oct
@JudyEv Oops! That can make a big difference, too! You didn't bang Vince's head on stuff instead of getting a hammer, did you?
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
@DaddyEvil We tried to put the door on the other way to what it should have been hence the need for the tin snips and hammer.
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@DocAndersen (50530)
• United States
8 Oct
Its a hay baler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
Haha - nice try!
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@DocAndersen (50530)
• United States
9 Oct
@JudyEv well i am going to keep guessing - its fun! My next guess is an airplane hanger!~
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
@DocAndersen Nope. Not unless we can take the wings off.
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@Vree0937 (2266)
• Indonesia
8 Oct
Its a book shelves!
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
No, sorry, not bookshelves.
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@Vree0937 (2266)
• Indonesia
9 Oct
@JudyEv If I read below, seems you're assembling queen bed. Which a bit odd for our country, as usually our bed come - ready to use, not to be assembled
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
@Vree0937 This is a bit of a special bed. It is quite expensive but cheaper if you assemble it yourself.
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• United States
8 Oct
It does seem the project. I always stick-- er, I mean, I always allow my husband the privilege of assembling such items. I like to think that, through my encouragement over the years, he's really built up his handiness skills.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
We have done a lot of this sort of work together. I love putting things together although sometimes it's a tussle.
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@Juliaacv (58915)
• Canada
8 Oct
We have only 1 piece of furniture that came like that.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
Moving into a brand new house, we bought quite a few flatpacks of different things - bookcases, wardrobe, etc.
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@Shavkat (114904)
• Philippines
8 Oct
It can be repaired as bookshelves.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
No, it's not bookshelves.
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@myklj999 (62683)
• Olney, Illinois
8 Oct
Hmmm...too thin for a waterbed frame...
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
That's true but you're getting close.
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@DeborahDiane (35834)
• Laguna Woods, California
9 Oct
@JudyEv - Is it a bed frame for your guest room? I'm sure it will be a very solid one! I'm glad you are enjoying being closer to friends and family. Especially as we get older, it becomes harder to take those long car trips. Ah, yes, I have read some of the other comments and realize I was right. It is a bed frame!
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
Yes, you're sort of right but it's going to stay in this position.
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• Laguna Woods, California
10 Oct
@JudyEv - Oh! So it is what we call a Murphy bed ... one that stands upright against a wall until you lower it down and use it for guests. We have several friends with Murphy beds. They are very practical and don't take up a lot of space all the time!
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Oct
@DeborahDiane Yay! Well done. I didn't know till recently that it was called a Murphy bed. Yes, we hope it will suit our circumstances here.
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@toniganzon (66497)
• Philippines
8 Oct
That's why I can't imagine myself living in the country side. I like everything within reach. I do want to have a house in the countryside but just a vacation home coz I love nature.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
I guess there are pros and cons to both. But we've made our decision so now we have to live with it.
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@toniganzon (66497)
• Philippines
10 Oct
@JudyEv true that’s why i enjoy both worlds. We are planning to build a vacation home in our farm. Probably in January. I also have a weekend home which is 70km away from the city but it’s not really in the farm. It’s a rural area but a bit busy, just less than busier than our city home. Weekdays we stay in the city.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
@toniganzon It's nice to have a quieter retreat to retire to on weekends.
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@CarolDM (157901)
• United States
8 Oct
Looking good so far. Happy things are working out for you, being closer to everyone.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
Thanks. That's the good part about being here. We're going to a niece's 48th today and a friend's 70th tomorrow.
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@CarolDM (157901)
• United States
9 Oct
@JudyEv Enjoy the celebrations.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
@CarolDM Thanks, we did. It was a very enjoyable time.
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@jobelbojel (26573)
• Philippines
8 Oct
I agree with little pieces being used all up during assemble.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
It all seems a jumble and a mess when you start but then it all comes together at the end.
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@jobelbojel (26573)
• Philippines
9 Oct
@JudyEv yes, that is what I thought.
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@DianneN (238148)
• United States
8 Oct
I never had the patience to assemble anything especially after our last experience putting together a chandelier in Florida
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
I'm not sure I'd want to tackle putting together a chandelier! That really sounds difficult.
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@DianneN (238148)
• United States
12 Oct
@JudyEv Just awful! We hired someone to put together our last chandelier. It was worth every penny.
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@JESSY3236 (15184)
• United States
12 Oct
Nice bed frame. I don't mind assembling things if the directions are simple.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
The directions sometimes leave a lot to be desired.
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@LindaOHio (76382)
• United States
9 Oct
I'm glad that you are closer now to civilization and can enjoy your outings more.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
That is the one good thing about living here at the moment.
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@Ronrybs (12481)
• London, England
8 Oct
Not a fan of flat packs, I never seem to get them together right
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
We've had a few headaches but if we go slow, and read ALL the instructions, we mostly get there in the end.
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@wolfgirl569 (49080)
• Marion, Ohio
8 Oct
You will have it finished soon. Have a fun weekend
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
Thanks. Two birthday parties to look forward to this weekend.
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@snowy22315 (123717)
• United States
8 Oct
That is right, and the nice part about being in an urban area.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
I used to get really fed up with having to traipse three hours in the car to get to the city.
@RebeccasFarm (48526)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
8 Oct
I am so glad you are close to friends Judy...I understand.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
It is good not to have to spend hours in the car every time we want to go somewhere.
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@Nawsheen (25056)
• Mauritius
8 Oct
A bookshelf i guess
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Oct
No, sorry, not a bookshelf.