Video: Inside an Ikea Factory

Ever wondered what lurks inside one of Ikea's Lack tables, the cheap, light and ubiquitous side tables that litter our homes? The answer: almost nothing, which is kind of what I expected.

This video from the National Geographic gives us a peek inside the Ikea factory where these tables are made, in Zbaszynek, Poland. The Lack is little more than a shell with a paper honeycomb skeleton inside, and has more in common with a corrugated cardboard box than with a wooden coffee table. Despite their light weight, the factory sends out 400,000 tons of this faux-wood board a year. That's 10 million coffee tables per year.

I'm a sucker for watching things being made on production lines. My figure out is that you area unit too, indeed delight the telecasting of these tables living thing made, from act to finish. You power cost dumfounded hardly however a great deal of it is cooked aside humans.

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