Wednesday, February 01, 2012

New Bed

We bought Cannon a loft bed from a local dealer today. It was a clearance sale and the bed was close enough to what we were looking for to work for us. It wasn't anything special, or so I thought.

It is an all metal frame which fit together perfectly as seen here. I didn't count the number of pieces, but when I opened the box I was a bit intimidated. The instructions were clear and each piece was wall labeled and once I figured out which was the 5/16 bolt and which was 1/4, it went fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.

It turns out this bed blew me away with its packaging. There were exactly enough bolts, screws, and nuts. It contained all the "tools" needed except a screwdriver. And it all fit in this box. I have no idea how you even start to design a solid piece of furniture and then go back and say, oh yeah, it all needs to fit in a box slightly longer than a twin size mattress and 1/4 as wide. Do computers do this? I wish I had taken a picture of how these pieces overlapped and fit inside each other.

I was extremely afraid that as I pulled the last piece I needed out of the box, it would have a huge scratch on it (not that I needed to worry since each metal piece was also individualy wrapped in plastic and all the corners had cardboard covering them!). I knew that if I had to return it, it would take me at least two boxes this size to fit it all.

So good show, DHP engineers, I wish I was as smart as you.

solid all metal (except for the elbows) construction

interlocking plastic pieces which I'm not sure really do anything.


Ken L said...

I'm with you. I think there must be whole departments that figure out how to fit things in boxes. Btw, thank you for the rails for Jonah's bed. I hope to get that set up soon.

rulee said...

To keep warm Cheap Snapback Hats. In order to cold, people have put on thick warm winter clothing and shoes, but many people no hat habit. Little imagine, head of the human body is also a need to keep warm. Besides, most of the old hair be scarce (easy heat), more need a hat to keep warm. Winter hat material, can be the wool, wool, or the clothes down even, anyway,Red Bull Hats quality of a material to thicker, heat preservation effect is good.