dealshalf round console table from world market ($8.95…

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This almost makes me miss civilization. Almost. The things as World market are still better made than almost anything you can get in the fancier furniture stores. It probably saves me a fortune, not being able to shop there.

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For those times you want it to look like you built the wall right through your table...

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So you have to assemble the fiber board wooden table, sorry half table, that you just spent a fortune on when you compare the material to cost ratio?

I'd much rather have a heavy wire spool table I got from the side of the road any day than this wannatable.

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@bfrick2: Well, let's just consider this something for the rest of the population that isn't lucky enough to find an empty spool by the side of the subway wall, let alone be able tote it home to their 3rd story flat, shall we? It's a fifty dollar table, for goodness sake! What are you expecting, in-laid mahogany? It's not as crappy looking as you're making it sound.

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@bfrick2: in addition to what @lavikinga mentioned, I've frequently been able to take home a table that some poor World Market employee had to put together if assembly is that big of a turnoff for you.

This would make a great entryway table to hold a bowl for keys and other put-this-by-the-door-so-you-don't-forget-to-take-it-when-you-leave items.

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@perkalicious11: I'd never take furniture pre-assembled by employees of World Market, or Wal-Mart, or Ikea, or anything else like that. They never seem to do it correctly on the floor models anyway...

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@tsfisch: I own a piece of furniture that I paid to have assembled by World Market employees. The floor stuff is put together on the fly, for display, and if you pay to have someone assemble it, they take great care to to it correctly. As a mechanic friend of mine used to say (on doing good quality work), "There's no profit in come backs." Do it right, or do it over, may be the policy at Wally World, but not at World Market.

The person doing the assembly spends his (or her) days doing just that. At the time, I was a very busy professional, and would not have wanted to give up the hour that it would have taken me to read the directions and assemble an item.

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@tsfisch: I've never had any issues with pre-assembled items from World Market or IKEA. My IKEA items have been from the As Is section; as long as you're choosy, I've had plenty of good finds there.

I've never purchased furniture from Walmart that I intended to keep for any period of time. I'm not sure the assembly is the missing step in the quality or furniture I've owned from there...

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@perkalicious11: I just put together a TV stand for my mom a few months ago (it was a rather elaborate one with glass doors, etc). It was actually designed and manufactured very well. The sample in the store, however, looked like crap - sagging, doors rubbed, etc. I put hers together and it looks like something that cost much more than the $120 she paid for it... It's hard to tell how long it will last but I suspect that since it won't get moved around frequently (which tends to kill any "build it at home" furniture" it will do just fine.

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@tsfisch: all the stuff I had was for temporary use during or right after college, so I'm definitely not speaking to all Walmart furniture.