I think there should be a special place in hell for reserved for those people responsible designing “self-assemble” furniture with inadequate instructions.
Assembling furniture must rank up there as one of my very least favourite household chores to do - ever. Today my arms are sore and the skin on my thumbs has been scraped off by working on this yesterday, and that was just on two pieces. I would be willing to pay at least $500 for somebody to take this work off my hands. I don’t know why furniture shops don’t provide assembly assistance as an additional service. They could do very well out of this. No, I know the reason – it’s because they would hate doing that work as well! Everybody does. I know a builder who's quite the handy man, but he told me yesterday that he hates this stuff too. Once he was given a job of assemblying some IKEA furniture with some other builders, and that after a few hours, they were ready to chuck the pieces of furniture around the room!
I admit that although I do OK with computers, I am somewhat mechanically challenged. If only they’d taught us relevant stuff like this in school, maybe that would be easier for me now. Geez, I wish my wood work teacher had shown me how to assemble a bed instead of a making a bloody spice rack!