Watch Out For The Hardest-To-Assemble IKEA Furniture

Watch Out For The Hardest-To-Assemble IKEA Furniture

Some people love the challenge, the meditative peace of wordless instructions and 50 tiny bags of tiny screws. But some of us scream at the mere sight of a hex key. Depending on which group you fall into, this is either a challenge or a warning to stay far, far away.

Photo: the_ml via Visual Hunt Apartment Therapy combed through the replies to a post in the IKEA subreddit that asked, “What is the most difficult IKEA furniture to put together that they have? And no I don’t mean the one without the manual…” The top three answers were:

  1. Any of the bunk beds
  2. BRIMNES storage beds
  3. TRYSIL bed frame

Which I’m afraid means that the chest of drawers I assembled in 2004 that only ever had two functioning drawers might’ve been my own fault.

Moving parts such as drawers always add extra complications, which is what you get with BRIMNES. TRYSIL is apparently deceptively complex, and bunk beds require extraordinary stability. Even the IKEA assembly masochists should take care on that count. After all, there’s no room to fudge a corner when you’re planning to loft your own offspring 1.5m in the air.

Save Your Sanity: The Top 3 Toughest-to-Assemble IKEA Pieces [Apartment Therapy]


  • I can definitely +1 on the TRYSIL bed frame. I had to pull mine apart and redo it when I put it together and I’m no stranger to assembling IKEA furniture.

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