Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Short Sighted Design: New Patio Furniture

 We bought new patio furniture from Sears a couple of weeks ago.  Very nice stuff, we like it a lot.  But....there is one part that is very poorly designed.  Flipping the table over, this is where the legs attach.  Notice how the legs don't touch the bottom of the table.  That means if someone sits on the table, all the pressure is put on the thin strip of metal leading to the two screws.
Bad, bad design.  But I came up with a solution.  I cut a few small pieces of wood and wedged them in to fill the void.  Problem solved.

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