Pressed Particle Board Shelving Warning

From: Stan Barr <>
Date: Thu May 27 03:08:06 2004


"R. D. Davis" <> said:

> While there's nothing extremely heavy on the shelves - e.g., one shelf
> contains a Canon laser printer (the square one with a CX engine),
> about 40 full-height 5-1/4" hard drives, an 8" floppy drive and a few
> other things, I noticed that some of the items on some of the shelves
> appear to be leaning slightly. It turns out that the boards are
> sagging a bit towards the center, so it's just a matter of time before
> things begin to go crash. Not sure how soon that might happen, but
> this sagging has occurred fairly quickly, or so it seems.

The desk on which my main Mac sits is made of this stuff and is sagging
under the weight of the two monitors. That's only a year old. Needless
to say it's scheduled for prompt replacement with a steel desk!

Stan Barr
The future was never like this!
Received on Thu May 27 2004 - 03:08:06 BST

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