OK, there's a valid point. Doesn't seem like something
you'd do terribly often, but I guess when you're at the
"money's no object" level, you might want a bannister with
hidden, dissassemblable fastners.
Is it that hard for you to concede that there are certain tools, certain
materials, certain procedures, etc. that exist solely to fill a unique
or oddball use or nitch?
Following this thread I don't see where anyone has suggested universal
use of the fastening system nor even wide use of it. Why not give it a
rest? If you can't run for King of the World and ban the damn fastener
and be done with it. Either that or grab a cup of STFU.
I'm not the one who suggested that such a thing would be used for
"bannisters in high end houses" so that they could be removed for the
purpose of being refinished without annoying the occupants of said house
with the odors associated with refinishing.
If they need to be removed from the house in order to avoid such
annoyance, then why doesn't everything else that is likely to need to be
refinished also need to be removed from the house for refinishing?
Perhaps if you did this type work you would understand. FWIW you typically
don't remove paint from walls. It's not uncommon at all to remove the
finish from a banister which can raise a lot of dust or add another
chemical smell to the mix. Anyway you asked and you got your answer.
If you're really up on things, you'll lay the floor over steel beams
spaced every 4' or so. A few of those rare earth magnets (do not carry
one in each pocket!) and not only can the walls be removed for
refinishing but they can be rearranged as desired.
Why would you want to remove a bannister? IIRC TOH used the tool and
fastener to attach a banister. So, they were not building a new house
IIRC and they removed the previous banister to replace with the new one.
There could be multiple reasons to remove a banister but IMHO who ever
does it next time will not have a clue if it has this type fastener or
the tool to loosen it.
On Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:24:10 AM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
I like this system better. Five Minute Furniture
The inventor turned down the Shark Tank deal. He wanted $250K for a 25%
equity stake in his company. They offered him $250K for the patent rights
but wanted *nothing* to do with him. They flat out didn't trust him.
I think he got a deal from someone else but I don't see any indication
that the furniture is for sale anywhere. Having moved a few kids in and out
of college dorms and apartments, I'd have gladly paid a premium for easy
to assemble knock-down furniture.
On Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 3:01:47 PM UTC-4, John Grossbohlin wrote:
As far as I know, the Ikea line came out in late 2014. By that point I had
already put together more of that Wally World furniture than I care to
mention. It always turned out that we didn't know what they needed until th
weekend they were moving in. Then, while the girls were out buying shower
curtains and laundry detergent, Dad was pounding plastic dowels into
One time I was halfway through putting together a Wally World dresser in a
cramped hotel room when my daughter called. "Hey Dad, I just ran into the
landlord. She said they will dropping off a dresser tomorrow so you don't
have to put that one together." If you think building those things is a
PITA, try taking one apart and putting it back in the box. I was ready to
eat the $60 and throw it in the dumpster.
Jared Joyce was pushing his 5 Minute Furniture idea back in 2012, maybe
even earlier. Had it been available back then I would have at least looked
at the price and weighed the pros and cons.
On Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 5:51:29 PM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
Still, 17 minutes is a lot quicker than it takes to put together one of tho
se Wally World units. I'd like to try the Ikea system since I am familiar w
ith the plastic dowel/cam and post system that Sauder and the other manufac
whenever i see ikea furniture i am amazed at how well the meet the
demand for that market
the honeycombed panels are a great idea
but i am also glad because there are discerning buyers that will not buy
ikea furniture so that leaves a market for woodworkers/artisans
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