Jun. 5th, 2003
Destruction  
I have, or rather had, two of those Ikea shelves that don't show the brackets. The one next to my bed got knocked down, leaving some rather large holes in the wall this evening. Sent my lava lamp tumbling to the ground. The speaker is still firmly attached to the shelf thanks to quake hold. It's just sort of suspended there on the shelf, which is exactly in the place it landed. I really wasn't into dealing with it tonight.

Tomorrow will be spent with a little wall repair. Call me Bob Villa. Maybe this time I'll actually find a stud to screw the thing into... maybe that will hold better than the anchors did. grrr...

3:20 am... time for bed
 
 
Mood: mischievous
Listening to: Charlotte Martin - I'm Normal, Please Date Me (live)
 
 
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ex_belove on June 5th, 2003 - 10:05 am
NO! I have two of those shelves!!!! They don't seem very sturdy to me! How horrible.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on June 5th, 2003 - 10:15 am
Yea, I don't think they are. I've noticed they slowly start to droop. I'd already pulled each one down at least once to add more anchors, but they still slowly work their way down. I've been afraid to put anything heavy on them.

Of course, don't lean on them. I'm sure think this was largely responsible for the shelf's belief it could fly.
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Daveim_confused on June 6th, 2003 - 12:24 am
oddly enough, you're about the third person i know who's had that problem. i think those specific shelves are designed to rip gaping holes in walls....

you guys should all start a class action suit or something and get compensation. ;-)
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on June 6th, 2003 - 10:42 am
yea, I knew it was going to fall one day.

although... I might have been slightly, indirectly responsible for hastening its drop.
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