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Little surprised by the iffy build quality (Umbra?)
on April 17, 2014
It came as described, but when you take it out of the box and see the back of this, it's quite surprising. It looks like someone at Umbra had a pile of loose single frames and decided to glue them together into this shape. On the back you clearly see the epoxy they used to 'make' this frame. Now I'm not naive enough to think that Umbra would make a one piece frame, but as i began to open the backs to insert a couple of pictures, i could see it 'flexing' and got the distinct feeling that in time, one or two of these outer frames will liberate itself from the pack.
I will still use it and the configuration is what I wanted. I saved on free shipping and it survived the trip, so I have things to be grateful for, but i'm not overly impressed with what Umbra made here. I know the brand and always thought while they were quite innvoative and funky in their design, that they could build something so piecemeal as this. I somehow don't think I will be changing out photos on a regular basis with this - I'm going to use it for the project I had in mind for it and then hang it and LEAVE it. *fingers crossed*