... so this is something I won't be doing again!
The Skruvsta is finally finished and I'm glad it is. It took me much longer than I thought it would. In my mind it was just a case of dismantling, using the fabric pieces as a pattern and sewing everything back together.
In my dreams!
But without going into detail of the whole process, I can now say it's done, finished and finally back in use in my sewing room. I also put some wheels under it.
(which was also quit an undertaking; thank you very much Ikea for your lack of service!)
So let this be a lesson:
If it ain't broke, think long and hard before you try to fix it!