If you’ve never heard of it before, Quora is an American-based question-and-answer platform that allows people to easily gain and share knowledge by asking questions in a public forum and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers, which are then authenticated by upvotes or disqualified by downvotes. Thousands of people go there everyday asking questions about various topics, like IKEA furniture solutions, which is understandable considering how popular they are.
IKEA tends to draw in droves of customers with their “cheap chic” RTA (ready-to-assemble) furniture pieces, but equally repulses as many of them with their wordless pictogram instructions and strange hardware that accompanies it. Their infamous assembly process is both laughable and frustrating to even the most hardened do-it-yourselfers.
This extreme “knock-down” approach — an industry term for the disassembly of products to make them easier and cheaper to ship to customers — is a big reason why IKEA goods are so affordable, but that doesn’t mean it should take someone an entire weekend to build it.
An easy way around this frustration is to use professional technicians. Experts can put together anything from playsets to pergolas in a fraction of the time it would take an ordinary human being. Over the years master technicians, like Billy Rojas (owner of A+ Assembly Services), have seen just about everything, which is why we decided to take their collective expertise and put it to the test in response to some questions frequently found on Quora about IKEA goods.