Daily English 1117 - Assembling Furniture

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Armand: Did you know that this nightstand required assembly when you bought it?

Suzanne: The box said that it required simple assembly. I guess what’s simple to them isn’t simple to us.

Armand: You can say that again. These instructions aren’t in English, there are no diagrams showing how the parts fit together, and we seem to be missing parts. I also question the quality. It’s mainly made of particleboard and plywood. Do you think we should return it?

Suzanne: No, let’s just keep it and do the best we can.

Armand: That’s hard to do when there seems to be a design flaw with the drawers. The pieces don’t fit together as they should. These nails are alsobent and these screws look defective.

Suzanne: It’s not looking good, is it? I also bought this because I thought everything could be assembled using Allen wrenches, but it looks like we’ll actually need a hammer, screwdriver, and maybe a drill.

Armand: Well, let’s see what we can do. If we don’t have the right tools or parts, I have a solution.

Suzanne: What?

Armand: Duct tape.

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