If You’ve Ever Struggled To Put Furniture Together, You’re Not Alone- Check Out These Epic Ikea Fails


You finally found the perfect piece of furniture for your new place, it arrived at your home in a giant box and now you’re flipping through a confusing instruction manual, surrounded by a million tiny pieces…and you’re’ starting to feel very, very overwhelmed.  Don’t worry– this post will make you feel better!  If you’ve ever struggled to put furniture together, you’re not alone- check out these epic Ikea fails.

1. Backwards chair

It must really suck to get to the very end of putting something together, only to realize that you put the legs on the wrong way.


2. Drawers that fall out

You know, those drawers aren’t meant to always be falling out and tipping over like that.


3. Alcohol not included

Yes, putting together Ikea drawers like this one requires quite a bit of liquid courage.


4. Another chair fail

Have you ever seen a chair before….because that’s not exactly how it works.



5. The frustration of Ikea

Next time, pay more to have someone else build it for you.


6. Drunk guys assembling drawers

This will never come together correctly…but it would be hilarious to watch.


7. So, this is a thing now

Frustrated couples should seek intensive counseling in order to successfully overcome this terrible trial.


8. The Ikea special

A table for one…forever.


9. Rubik’s cube

You quickly realize how little you know when you end up with something like this.


10. Broken coffee table

Don’t sit on your Ikea coffee table…or else.


11. Broken bookcase

This is the aftermath of, not an earthquake, but a book shelf crumpling to the ground. 

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12. Brand new desk

I feel bad for anyone who ends up with a desk that looks like this.

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13. Backwards chair

We aren’t sure how it happened but having a desk chair that doesn’t let you sit back, isn’t much of a chair at all.

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14. Sideways bed

If you like sleeping on an angle, this might be for you.

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15. Upside down legs

The instructions to put a chair together must be mighty confusing for this to be happening so frequently.

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16. Bed frame too big

Not a happy surprise when you finally put your bed frame together and the bed is just a tad too small.

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17. Be careful not to nail your step-ladder inside the bed

This is a frustrating fail.

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18. Jumbled drawers

When your drawers don’t look as good as the ones in the showroom.

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19. More drawers that look great

This is what happens when cheap wood pieces don’t fit together.

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20. Drop down bookshelf

This bookshelf is called “Pile of books on the floor.”

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21. Coffee table to be

We don’t even know how this one went wrong…

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22. Sliding book shelf

Oh wait, you didn’t want to store all your books on top of your other things.

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23. Split in half

This might be a manufacturer problem…but whatever it is, it’s unfortunate.

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24. Broken chair, bed in a box

This is what happens when the instruction manual is in a different language.

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25. Sideways chair

We can’t imagine ever being comfortable in this bed.

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