Instructions with eternally optimistic little characters and no words, questionable screws and pegs, and unidentifiable slats of wood that seem to go nowhere. That's what we're looking at when we brave Ikea and return home loaded with fragmented furniture waiting for our not-so-expert hands to form it into something grand. But alas, that is not always what happens. In fact, the end of many relationships and multiple mental breakdowns have been brought on by the assembly process Ikea furniture puts us through. Here are some of the biggest fails we could find, but certainly not the only ones out there. Trust us — we know from personal experience.