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25 Ikea assembly fails

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Disaster to the furniture degree

Listen, we love Ikea. Ikea is great. Ikea brings us European-style furniture on the cheap, and for that we will always be grateful. However, as anyone knows who has ever tried to put together furniture, Ikea can also be a beast. Ikea can steal your soul in one misleadingly simple set of instructions and leave you sobbing on the floor. Here are 25 Ikea fails and the 25 things you're thinking when they happen.
1

"Maybe if I shove the bottom shelf really hard and then throw the whole thing away I can pretend this was all a nightmare."

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2

"I think now would be a good time to start training for that marathon I've always wanted to run. Let me find my running shoes."

25 Ikea fails

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3

"Can someone Google if the board thingies are really necessary to hold the bed up?"

25 Ikea fails

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4

"I have no idea what I've just done and am now going to give up and listen to Mariah Carey."

25 Ikea fails

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5

"If we put the cracked side near the wall, and use some Elmer's Glue to keep it together, and then prop a few dozen books on top of it... No?"

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6

"I will live with these knobs. I will live with these knobs. I will live with these knobs."

25 Ikea fails

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7

"All right, then. Beautifully unpacking this was about as far as we're getting tonight, folks. Come back tomorrow for step two."

25 Ikea fails

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8

"Litter box is a harsh term... "

25 Ikea fails

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9

"I think I'll take a walk to clear my head. Don't wait up."

25 Ikea fails

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10

"On the count of three, we will push these pieces of wood together and they will make something! One, two — "

25 Ikea fails

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11

" It's, like, hardly noticeable that this is on backwards, right?"

25 Ikea fails

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12

"Sob, sob, sob."

25 Ikea fails

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13

"OK, then. Here are the instructions. I will wait outside with a cup of tea. You tell me when you're done."

25 Ikea fails

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14

"Mattress size — noticeable or unnoticeable?"

25 Ikea fails

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15

"Umm... "

25 Ikea fails

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16

[Takes a step over fallen bookcase. Walks out the door.]

25 Ikea fails

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17

"I would rather throw away all of my DVDs than switch the bottom of this bookshelf, YOU HEAR ME?"

25 Ikea fails

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18

"I could return this because they left out two shelves, or I could go watch Friends and tell everyone that this is the way it's supposed to look."

25 Ikea fails

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19

[Pushes clothing back in. Closes door.]

25 Ikea fails

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20

"When it comes down to it, how important is the fourth leg anyway?"

25 Ikea fails

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21

"I am going to ignore this. I am going to ignore this and maybe when I come back it will have magically put itself back together. Yes, I am going to ignore this."

25 Ikea fails

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22

"Go ahead and judge me, but I'm going to bed."

25 Ikea fails

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23

"Eh, whatever."

25 Ikea fails

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24

"So I'm thinking it's best if we just put these pieces away and pretend we never saw them."

25 Ikea fails

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25

"You text everyone about this fail. I'll take an Instagram shot of it, and we'll go from there."

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