Desk Job


Reward for job well done

Here’s a pic of my reward to the Needlepoint Land tech crew for a job well done!

Basically we had to buy top grade plywood and some good nails and some sturdy metal angle brackets and basically put everything back together so that the left cabinet  stands solidly and is not held together by a flimsy piece of veneer and some plastic screws.

I figure it was worth spending the 30 dollars to fix it rather than buying a brand new desk.

It’s not finished yet, but we found a reasonable solution that fixes the problem without sacrificing on quality.

In the end, that is what counts in my store management manual.

Went back in the evening to the store, and finished the second cabinet, then put the main pieces together.  It’s amazing how the tech team got it to be even and straight without a level.  The desk feels nice and solid, mainly cause I spent 30 dollars getting the metal angle brackets, good nails, and of course the plywood — and the tech team had the patience to fix what was really a ridiculous way to put together a heavy piece of furniture.  Now all that’s left is putting in the drawers and the keyboard thingie.  I’m sure there will be challenges there too, but nothing the tech team can’t handle!

© Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016


About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

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