For the record, I had nothing to do with what they wrote. I liked the angle they chose, but they posted the wrong Besta shelf! Now, if you're going to submit anything to Apartment Therapy, you have to have thick skin because the comments and opinions can be somewhat brutal. Thankfully I've never had a negative comment before, but not this time. But it wasn't my fault. The culprit was the silly shelf that they posted at the top. Anyway, it made for some interesting reading. Apartment Therapy readers really take other peoples' safety seriously. People thought I was being negligent for building a banquette out of something so obviously flimsy. Let me tell you, I'm no dummy and I did my research. The units I used are a lot stronger than the one pictured. Anyway, that's by-the-by. On the most part, once I had straightened out the confusion on the base units, people seemed to like my banquette.
The next day it was featured on Centsational Girl in the BOTB (Best of the Blogosphere) series, and has garnered some more positive reviews! Yay! You can see that link here.
And for all of you wondering whether it is strong enough to hold adults, here it is in action.
It was out semi-annual "tour de tapas". We had 10 people seated around that table (6 on the banquette), and I can happily say the bench did not collapse!
And here was what was happening on the other side of the room.