My engineering training taught me to always check the box contents against the parts list before trying to assemble anything, you can save yourself a hell of a lot of trouble .
Funnily enough, that is what the first part of the instructions always recommends .
I like assembling IKEA stuff. I find though that the order of steps (as prescribed in the instructions) is usually critical, but often counter-intuitive.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
The last time I went to Ikea I went to get table lamps for a boudoir shoot, I came out over $500 lighter and without the lamps.
That's a lot of meatballs...
Actually, we have an Ikea here in Denver metro and I got my dresser from there. It was made in Poland, assembled nicely, all parts present and accounted for. A lot of their stuff is cheap, which is OK since it's inexpensive. But a lot of their stuff has rather poor design which is not something I expected to see from the Scandinavians.
I photograph things to see what things look like photographed.
- Garry Winogrand