Unless you paid >$200 per door in your house, don't cut up your doors. You'll be in for a nasty surprise.
This method of concertina'd cardboard to add rigidy to materials is very common these days. If it's not solid wood or MDF, it's probably this.
im always surprised when people are surprised about this
You bought a $40 desk.
Material list for those:
* Top: Fiberboard, Acrylic paint
* Frame: Particleboard, ABS plastic
* Filling material: Paper
* Bottom: Fiberboard
If you want real wood, they sell those too, but for over 4x the price.
It's actually pretty awesome IMO. I had wondered how they made things so light while still remaining so strong until I cut into a Lack side table from Ikea. Honeycombed internals are so cool to me.
That stuff is pretty darn strong, don’t feel scammed
You get what you pay for, if you want solid quality hardwood you're not gonna get it at Ikea prices.
It's not *carboard*, you filthy casual, it's *composite construction*.
I love Ikea. For every-day furniture, it's the way to go. I like solid wood and heritage quality craftsmanship, but let's face it, most of us are going to get tired of things within a decade. Build an Ikea item right, and it lasts well enough.
have you ever lifted it? how could it be filled with anything but air?
So just letting you know this is done at the high end level too, just in a higher density. I work for a high-end company in this particular industry and those large tables/desks that are sitting in your boss's office or conference room have a core of layered cardboard with a shell of wood or high density fiberboard with a laminate or stained veneer coating.
The desk that you used for twelve years? Are you proud or pissed?
they tell you at the store its made of cardboard so why so shocked? haha
I love Ikea. I don't need gold plated mink coats.
It's press board or fiber board (I forget) but it's (sadly) pretty common in higher priced furniture as well. Just be glad you didn't scratch it and spill water or if you live in a high humidity area, that shit disintegrates
What did you think it was made of? This is what their stuff has been made of for years. The Lack coffee table, Expedit bookshelves, hell, even the Malm bed frames. They're engineered to last equivalent to their cost.
Honey comb. You’d be surprised how many planes are made of honeycomb. It’s wood or metal though