LEGOs and IKEA
If it wasn’t for all of my childhood experience building LEGO sets, I’d be so lost on all these IKEA instructions.
Seriously, IKEA’s habit of not having part number stickers like most self-assembly furniture becomes horribly problematic on these corner desks where half the parts are mirror-image of each other. The idea is that you can flip it during construction to fit in a left-hand corner or a right-hand corner, but you end up with the parts scrambled every which way unless you VERY carefully cross-check the pre-drilled holes against the instruction pictures. And even then, it’s really difficult unless you have a good mental picture of how it all fits together overall.
Does this mean the Danish and the Swedes are conspiring together to take over the world? Probably.
This post speaks to me in a profound way.