I enjoy purchasing cool furniture from big box stores. After a few purchases that required total assembly, I became frustrated because what should have taken an hour or two turned into an all day project. So I came up with a plan to make the assembly less painful. Here are a few tips for assembling furnishings that you purchase from Big Box stores like Ikea and Kmart.
Lay out the parts in order ( either by letters or numbers )
Make sure you have all necessary tools are present ( as per instructions ) and all parts / pieces are accounted for