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Man smashes new cabinets and countertops with hammer to illustrate its poor quality

Lee Hwa was so frustrated with his contractor's shoddy work that he smashed the fixtures in his kitchen and posted it on a video to prove his point




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Singapore – Hiring a contractor for your furniture and fixture needs is always a risk, especially if you cannot supervise the project. A man in Singapore found out just how badly he had been shortchanged when he checked his kitchen only to find out that the fixtures  were of poor quality. To prove this, he filmed himself smashing the cabinets and countertop with a hammer.

The angry middle-aged man wielded his hammer and started pounding on the cabinet doors, his countertop, and other fixtures while swearing in Hokkien about the quality.

A few strikes on an overhead cabinet door soon had it unhinged and it fell to the ground.

The video gained attention online attention when it was uploaded in Free Interior Design Singapore Ideas Facebook page on April 3 (Wednesday) with many interior designers commenting and agreeing on the substandard quality of the work.

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A netizen was able to track down the original post by a certain Lee Hwa whose videos garnered more than 17,500 views.

He posted (translated), “To all my brothers and sisters, if you want to renovate your house, it’s best to talk with the contractor and supervise. Have it [designs and specifications] in black and white, or there will be nothing to back you up. Or else homeowners will be getting materials like plywood. (Hollow) (company shirking responsibility).”

In Lee’s post, he was also seen smashing his kitchen countertop. He complained that it was supposed to be three inches thick but he got a countertop with less than two inches. Lee commented that the contractor held back in providing quality materials.

Read the post below which shows all the issues Lee found with his kitchen:


Photo: Facebook screengrab

In the comments section, Lee indicated that he was considering bringing up his complaint to CASE (Consumers Association of Singapore) and asking for advice.

Many were asking for the company name so they know which to avoid, however, Lee did not provide any as of the article’s time of writing.


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