How Many Brains Does It Take To Assemble An Ikea Bed Frame?
About 1-2 months ago, Neil and I were looking around Ikea and we came across a bedroom set that we both really liked. So we decided that we would, together, buy piece by piece, until we had the whole set.
Today, Neil and I were walking around the mall, and Neil suggested that we go to Ikea and have a look around at their “as is” section (where, at times you can find some really great deals). We ended up spotting a King size bed frame from the “Hopen” collection, the same bed set that we had seen and both liked. So Neil decided to buy it, as it was $160 cheaper than buying it at the regular price. The only problem with it was that it had a teeny tiny dent at the bottom of the headboard, you can barely even see it, and when the mattress is on the frame, it is completely covered. We brought it home and realized that the assembly would not be as easy as it really should have been. After inserting tiny little metal things into holes so that screws could then go into those tiny little metal things, (if you have ever bought anything from Ikea that requires assembly, you know exactly what I’m talking about), we finally figured out the basic “frame”. We then came to realize that we were missing, I would say, the most vital piece of the whole construction…..the main support beam, that pretty much holds up the entire mattress. After searching endlessly around the apartment….looking to see if maybe by chance the piece was somewhere hidden under the pieces of cardboard box that were flung all over the hallway, we realized that we were definatly missing “the” piece. So I called Ikea, and explained that we were missing a piece to our bed frame and that there is no way in hell that we are going to disassemble this frame that we had now been constructing for almost 2 hours, to return it, and was politely told by the customer service lady to just bring in our receipt and explain our problem….
Off we go back to Ikea….when we get there we were told that the “vital” piece of the construction of this monstrosity that is now our bed frame, is a item that you have to purchase separately from the bed frame itself. Yeah…some kind of mention of this on the box of the bed frame would have been a good idea…..seeing as how any mention of this was in the assembly instruction manual, which I might add…..was tucked away inside the sealed box. Anyway after stopping by the beer store to grab a six pack of beer each, to avoid us from completely going insane…we ended up finally getting everything together….of course….not without a few extra screws and bolts….LOL!
But I must admit that the new bed frame looks very nice!