Take parts out of box
Have coffee ready. Especially one in inspirational mug. Don't lose pieces all over floor
The key piece
This is what it should look like
This is the second step of how it should look - with bolt in position
But this irritating piece is the frequent failure mode - doesn't fit well into their poorly drilled holes, and gets jammed halfway frequently, frustratingly
At this point, choose hammer wisely
Very clear step. Feels good to say it loudly. Make sure kids are out of earshot at the neighbors.
Yup, got it in finally.
Release angry tension into the tightening process.
Done. But wait, didn't I try assembling six?
Ask spouse to take broken/busted chair that failed the assembly process back to Ikea to get a proper one
- Ikea Ingolf Chairs
- Swear words, including F-bombs