Monthly Archives: November 2012

NYTimes: “Ikea Admits Forced Labor Was Used in 1980s”

 Ikea Admits Forced Labor Was Used in 1980s   “Yeah, well, there’s a reason why it only costs 99 cents.” –Fast Food Nation

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Ode to the bridle joint: or, towards a theory of why IKEA is terrible

The bridle joint.  A full tenon sandwiched between the sides of an open mortise.  Acres of face-grain glue surface.  Sink a couple pegs through the piece and you have a joint that’s as strong as it is lovely. You can … Continue reading

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