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post #1261 of 2411
WTF, dood? Do NYC movers have you on a black list?
post #1262 of 2411
Really? frown.gif
In other news, my wife ordered some bookcases for our daughters from Ikea. I put one together but when I unpacked the other, I noticed that it had a crack across the longest piece, just like that one, Foo, and couldn't be used. She finally got through to someone last night. While on the phone, they asked her to take a picture and text/email it to them. She did, they looked at it and they said throw the whole thing out and they would credit our account. A bit of a PITA, but, ultimately, no problem. Hope you have equal ease and success.
post #1263 of 2411
Yeah, that's what happens when you order a ten foot long coffee table made of a material with no effective tensile strength. Maybe next time you should put a little thought into it.
post #1264 of 2411
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Yeah, that's what happens when you order a ten foot long coffee table made of a material with no effective tensile strength. Maybe next time you should put a little thought into it.
It was probably the mate of the Yeti who's pelt Foo bought that did the damage. Which is why the movers/shop won't cover the cost. No one's insrance covers Yeti damage.
post #1265 of 2411
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Yeah, that's what happens when you order a ten foot long coffee table made of a material with no effective tensile strength. Maybe next time you should put a little thought into it.

Yeah, maybe next time I decide to buy a piece of furniture that has been produced for years, I should develop the engineering expertise and fucking supernatural foresight to tell if a slab of marble is susceptible to breaking in shipment. Afterall, it's not like anybody else has ever been delivered cracked marble who knows better.
post #1266 of 2411
Marble is the weakest common form of stone, foo. Its tensile strength varies between 3-19 N/mm^2. It's poorly-suited for a coffee table unless you use a slab that's 2" thick. It requires so much support underneath it's effectively a post-modern piece of furniture because its load-bearing use defies its materiality. The good news is that it broke now, instead of inevitably breaking five years from now after the warranty expires when some poor maid moves the table to vacuum underneath it. Good job though. It's going to really tie everything together.
post #1267 of 2411
Thread Starter 
The table is supported undeneath by an alumnimum structure that runs the entire length. I did not measure the thickness, but it is certainly thinner than two inches.
post #1268 of 2411
I liked the table in photos, though I am not a fan of that particular slab of marble. Bad luck, foo, sorry your frustrations continue.

The good news is that the threak continues, with coffee table design #3 to be unveiled very soon! You should plug this with the SF robot, maybe have a launch party for the big reveal.
post #1269 of 2411
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The table is supported underneath.

Clearly.
post #1270 of 2411
Thread Starter 
The marble is Calacatta, which appears to have a tensile strength of 15-16 N/mm^2.
post #1271 of 2411
It looks like Calacatta gold, which I personally do not care for to begin with, but that piece is splotchier than it is dramatically veined. Did you get to pick your slab or do you get what you get?
post #1272 of 2411
Thread Starter 
You get what you get. Obviously.
post #1273 of 2411
Most production furniture, you get what you get in terms of marble slabs.
post #1274 of 2411
I guess I meant more that you could pick your particular table, not necessarily head on down to the yard, but anyways. It would have pissed me off to spend the money thinking i was getting the table in the showroom but receiving that particular one. Anyways, sorry for the sidetrack.
post #1275 of 2411
I wouldn't buy marble from anywhere but the showroom floor unless you're content to get an undesirable slab. As slab sizes increase, consistency of grain gets exponentially more expensive by the square foot, so you'll often get less desirable pieces on anything bigger than a skateboard. There's almost no incentive for a producer to give you anything better than the lowest quality piece of the stone that matches the description of the specified source. Calacatta is especially one of the more varied stones, but the whiteness of its brighter tones makes it more pleasing in its better grains. It seems like a good choice for mail order furniture.
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