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  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    We had the same problem. Easy fix. We called the store where we bought the pair and the salesman was very helpful. He said in transit/delivery the boxes can be tipped and the instructions sometimes fall at the back of the drawer. Remove the bolts on the side of the drawer(on the metal bracket) and slide the drawer out. There will be a bag sitting there with instructions and bolts for attaching the pedestal.

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