Flat-pack couch

 

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I thought Ian Cowburn was joking about a flat-pack couch, but apparently Ikea sells them.  2 weeks later, it’s part of the living room.

I like the design constraints of flat-pack furniture, although at 17″ x 36″ x 78″ – you already need a truck to bring this piece of furniture home. Assembly is the part that runs smoothly with most Ikea pieces – it is generally idiot proof, and this couch proved no exception.

I have always enjoyed the feeling you get when the plastic bag of screws and bolts has no left-overs.  Some furniture has add-ons, options – which you might decide not to use, and so there are left-over screws and bolts.  But the designer of this couch intended for it to be used exactly as it was designed.  No options, and therefore, no left-over hardware.

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