Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
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.