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.
12. Brand new desk
I feel bad for anyone who ends up with a desk that looks like this.
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.
14. Sideways bed
If you like sleeping on an angle, this might be for you.
15. Upside down legs
The instructions to put a chair together must be mighty confusing for this to be happening so frequently.
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.
17. Be careful not to nail your step-ladder inside the bed
This is a frustrating fail.
18. Jumbled drawers
When your drawers don’t look as good as the ones in the showroom.
19. More drawers that look great
This is what happens when cheap wood pieces don’t fit together.
20. Drop down bookshelf
This bookshelf is called “Pile of books on the floor.”
21. Coffee table to be
We don’t even know how this one went wrong…
22. Sliding book shelf
Oh wait, you didn’t want to store all your books on top of your other things.
23. Split in half
This might be a manufacturer problem…but whatever it is, it’s unfortunate.
24. Broken chair, bed in a box
This is what happens when the instruction manual is in a different language.
25. Sideways chair
We can’t imagine ever being comfortable in this bed.