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#1 posted 08-27-2014 08:53 PM

I said it all before and I repeat it again now.
People expect to pay a fraction more than Ikea prices for bespoke hand made funiture.
Many time what they offer wouldn’t cover the good high quality prices of lumber,when ikea use cardboard and always thin crap paper plastic junk.Many times using holllow materials which look very substantial until you pick them up with one hand, all of these pieces will be trash in less than five years if your lucky. and I have never seen or heard of them using hardwood or good plywood even. This is a well known fact.
I was taught years ago to simply ask them how long they would like to have these pieces last? That is several hundred years, as all the antique furniture does. Or several years only as a stop gap .Bespoke furniture well made including modern top quality plywoods and hardwoods cannot be fairly compared with cheap junk sorry my two cents.
I think you guys would be well advised to explain this to those people, who to be fair ,have perhaps never really understood the massive difference between the two items.On top of this Ikea make everything with a rolling conveyor mentality .They do not employ one single well trained craftsman as they are simply superflous to Ikeas requirements in their push button factories. Thsi always makes you and me angry.If you required surgery you would not entertain having it done by unqualified factory workers would you? I should hope the answer is definitely not thank you. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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