19 Photos That Prove Ikea Furniture Is Actually The Goddamn Devil

IKEA; friend of the lazy, the student, the brand flat packed fanatic. Well, instructions and descriptions alike would have you think that’d certainly be the case.

The concept is great – no doubting that – yet the reality is anything but.

1. Ikea is a wonderful place, but building its furniture isn’t always easy.

2. If you’re not struggling to assemble a simple chair…

3. …you’re struggling to get the furniture home in the first place.

...you're struggling to get the furniture home in the first place.

4. And you’re bound to have an existential crisis before you’ve even finished opening the boxes.

And you're bound to have an existential crisis before you've even finished opening the boxes.

5. The thing is, Ikea furniture is supposed to be straightforward.

The thing is, Ikea furniture is supposed to be straightforward.

Not sure this is what they meant by “straightforward” but sure.

6. It’s supposed to be durable.

8. So why is it drawers usually come out like this?

So why is it drawers usually come out like this?

10. Why do innocent, packed full of potential shoe racks end up like this?

Why do innocent, packed full of potential shoe racks end up like this?

11. And why do goddamn book shelves look like THIS?!

And why do goddamn book shelves look like THIS?!

12. If you’re lucky, you’ll manage to still assemble the furniture while clearly missing several key components.

13. Or forget to include a screw that should definitely be somewhere.

14. But if you’re unlucky, you’ll mess it up immediately.

But if you're unlucky, you'll cock it up immediately.

15. Or even worse, you’ll realise you messed up much, much later.

17. You have to live with your poor, badly built choices.

18. And pray that the struggle isn’t as bad next time.

And pray that the struggle isn't as bad next time.

19. Because anyone who’s ever built Ikea furniture knows that the struggle is well and truly real.

Because anyone who's ever built Ikea furniture knows that the struggle is well and truly real.

Anyone who has ever bought anything from IKEA has been through each stage of this emotional tribulation. So what better excuse is there than to start learning to build your own, from scratch, on one of our Furniture courses? There’s none – click here to see more!

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