Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Easel From Hobby Lobby With No Instructions

Since this post about the easel seems to be the most popular one on my blog, attracting many people who had bought the same easel, I have decided to add directions. The two pieces that form the shelf are placed: the one with the indentation on the outside of the legs and the other one behind the legs. Then you use the long bolt thingy with the loop at the end to connect the two pieces together and you then clip the chain to the loop. You can check out the photo. Below is my story! LOL

Several weeks ago, I bought this easel on sale at Hobby Lobby. I have wanted one for a long time. I thought it would be handy for plot boards, story photos and notes. I think MJ has used one for that purpose. Needless to say, it came in pieces and there were no instructions with it as to how to put it together. I'm not one of those people who can assemble something without instructions but I made a valiant effort. Matching legs up and figuring out what screw went where. But I was stumped when it came to attaching the shelf part to the legs. After several attempts and a few hot flashes, I gave up. I emailed customer service at Hobby Lobby, demanding instructions.

Lo and behold, a rep replied. She was very nice and explained she couldn't find the product. So I emailed her back everything that was written on the label. I got another email from her saying she was going to contact the manufacturer. A couple of nights ago, while I was trying to go to sleep, I had a idea pop in my head as to how it might fit together. The next day I tried it and Presto! I have an easel.

37 comments:

Anna Black said...

Cool! I want one of those!

Dixie Belle said...

I got it for around $7.50 so it wasn't expensive.

Bri said...

hah - ingenious. I've always used large dry erase boards at the local university to plot out the overall plot - but something like this would be great (and more convenient). Nice.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you posted this along with a large picture, b/c I just bought the same easel, got to the same point and though, how in the heck does this support stay on there? Haha, now I know, thanks!

Anonymous said...

How did you get this easel together?!? I found your blog after I tried and tried to get it together. I'm so frustrated. Any help would be great!!!! melcuriel@mail2mom.com

Anonymous said...

Ah, never mind. I just enlarged your pic and saw how you attached it. THANK YOU! You should work in the cust. serv. at Hobby Lobby instead!

Anonymous said...

OMG...thank you thank you thank you!!
We bought 2 of these today...an hour later (thankfully), we found your blog! You saved us a ton of frustration!

Anonymous said...

It all became clear when i clicked on the picture... lol, hillarious

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much...I wouldn't have had a clue without your insight into the easel puzzle. Bless you!

Anonymous said...

you saved my life!!!

Anonymous said...

My husband just got it for me as a surprise gift and was getting so upset that he got me a lemon gift, so thank you for your photo and explanation!!

Much Love!!

dn

Anonymous said...

You rock. The part that holds the picture was what stumped me. Your blog really helped out allot.

Anonymous said...

I am not handy man and can barely understand directions when there are some but it is frustrating when there are none. Thanks for the picture...

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU. i could NOT figure out what i was doing wrong, when putting it together. thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!

fluffy said...

I just arrived home with this and since there were no instructions I went straight to my laptop and I found you. Thanks so much for posting this.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I was about to go back to the store and then I found your blog.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! I thought I was gonna pull my hair out. I even offered my Mom a fun project of" If you do it I'll pay you $50. because I can't figure it out". Thank you so much Google and YOU for making this work out. Now off to painting!!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. Thank you!!

Kimber Leigh said...

Ditton the earlier comments. You post was extremely helpful. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

GOD bless your instructions!

Tonya OK said...

Thank you so much, I worked on this thing for 20 minutes ( I'm not patient) and went straight to find you.
Thank you again

Anonymous said...

thank you soooooooooo much--I assumed instructions was inside the lable--who ever heard of NO instructions??? I was glad I wasn't the only one who could not get this thing together correctly.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. My mom bought this easel and we just couldn't figure it out without any instructions! What is hobby lobby thinking...

Corrine said...

Thank goodness I found you!! I thought my boyfriend was gonna have a nervous breakdown over this easel!! I wonder how many times Hobby Lobby gets calls and emails about this?

Meredith said...

Another nervous breakdown averted over this stupid easel - thank you SO MUCH for your help. I'm going to share the good news and post instructions on my blog, too. :)

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this!

Anonymous said...

OMGosh! Thank you so very much... I got this easel for my daughter for Christmas and I am divorced. I had to say good bye to her on Christmas day so she could go be with her Dad for the rest of the holiday and I wanted to put this thing together for her so she had something to look forward too when she returned. I also needed something to take my mind off them leaving and being alone. I tried and tried to figure this out and just got so frustrated. Thanks so much for taking the time to post.

71square said...

Like so many others, I am thankful for your post. I would have hated going back to HobLob for directions only to discover that there officially are NONE.

Urban Boot Camp said...

I am so thankful your post came up when doing a google search on this products instructions! Thanks so much for your help! I am now looking at an easel that's up and 'running'!!!

Anonymous said...

maybe I'm dumb, but I am still clueless? Oh damn you Hobby Lobby!! IF anyone can explain this better I would love you:
Danielle.bartley404@wku.edu

thanks

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. My husband could not believe I could google and find someone that could help.You are a life saver.

Billie
Holden LA

T Skelton said...

Thank you so much for this post. My husband was headed for the drill and I said, WAIT, let me look online...and viola, look what I found! And such a simple solution. I continue to LOVE the internet and all the information one can find here!!!

Anonymous said...

Ditto here,

I'm fairly inventive when it comes to figuring out assembly instructions, but this one had me stumped until I saw the pic you provided. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I bought this a few days ago, and it was killing me how to assemble it! you are a lifesaver!!!!!!

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