Sunday, 10 February 2013

Flat pack

As most of you know we have been doing some renovations at Baboon HQ. One thing that we really wanted was a bigger kitchen table. Our old one was supposed to accommodate six but they would have to be six very tiny people.

We decided that when the renovations were over we would get one. We went to that famous Swedish shop that is famous for meatballs as well as flat pack furniture and we found the one we wanted and ordered it online. Yesterday was the day for it to arrive.  But then it needed to be assembled. We did the chairs OK yesterday but the table seemed difficult. We decided to leave it till today. Some of the bigger baboons at Baboon HQ set to work this morning.

While Yaya Baboon and I scratched our heads Freddy baboon took the opportunity to pose for a picture.  What a lot of pieces.

We realised that we would need to use power tools. I felt that the smaller baboons should stay away at this stage.

WARNING: Power tools can be dangerous and must be handled with care!!

Eventually we managed to assemble it.

Oh dear but Roko Baboon, Yaya Baboon, Denis Baboon, Thierry Baboon and Austin Baboon were puzzled about how to get it upright.  In the end we all worked together with help of our humans to get it on its legs.

Oh dear but we seemed to have an extra piece.  Yaya and I were worried about this, what can we have missed.  Then we realised it was the middle piece that could be used to extent it further.

Once we had fitted the extending piece Freddy Baboon was worried that it was too long.  Well he wasn't really he just likes to get into a picture.  We soon found that you can store the extending piece under the rest and we slid that into place.

Edward Baboon, Marley Baboon and I decided that we needed to try it out. We decided we might need some cushion pads for the chairs and the boys are a little bit low here, but that will be easy to get.

Once we had got our table covering on it all fitted fine and looked nice. I will look for another stool like mine for the the other end, get a new table cover and some sushion pads and then it will all be done.

Our lovely pepper grinder baboon is very happy and that is what matters because he lives on the kitchen table.


  1. Oh, Kolo, you really HAVE been busy! Humans can be useful for lifting large pieces, but I'm so glad the baboons did all the thinking stuff! I'm sure Pepper Grinder Baboon will love his new home on that lovely table, and all the baboons will enjoy eating pizza around it :-) *hugs hugs hugs*

  2. Well done! Wat a bewtiful table an so many baboons can sit there and NOM! xoxox

  3. ohhh that wos a big job but wif all th baboon hq baboons werkin on it yew got it dun! well dun ebearywun thats terrific!

  4. @JustAnotherTrnd
    HURLEY: That's a wonderful table, I'm glad there is such Teamwork at Baboon HQ, Kolo. You're kitchen is so pretty. We're admiring the floor and cabinets, too! Our pepper grinder lives on our kitchen island. *hold him up to wave at baboon pepper grinder*

  5. Thats a bootiful big table, the Baboon Team did a grand job assembling it! Ey can fink of quite a few hoomins hoo woold like to hire them to assembl ther swedish flatpax, heehee!Huuggs xxxxxxxxxx

  6. Great team work! Its purrrfect. pawhugs

  7. that looks great. i could use a big table like that for my sewing. HUGS, snuffy

  8. Ryhlan is whining cuz I didnt let him come over and help.
    He feels he should have been there to help after all you did for him.

    But the baboon team did a great job with out our help!!

  9. Pawsome werk there my pal...I haz telled Clapton to get Peter Tosh to help out wiv da DIY from now on seein as baboons is so good at it....mum is appy for the assistance

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