Unlike many people out there, I actually enjoy building IKEA furniture, provided I have plenty of free time in which to do it. It’s like a 3D puzzle at the end of which you get a new shelf, desk, or nightstand. But I can also understand and sympathize with anyone who doesn’t so much enjoy the intricacies of tapping in dowels, spinning that little hex wrench, driving countless screws, and occasionally swearing at an inanimate object.

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