Have you ever tried assembling one or more of these flat pack furniture? Some furniture shops in the UK have a show room where you go and look at the furniture and when you decide you like what you see then you note down the number and go to the stock room and pick up your desired piece of furniture in a flat pack! a good example of these shops is the Swedish chain IKEA, I am sure Libya would be getting one soon or the famously reliable ARGOS.
The problem with these flat packs is that as soon as you open them, you realise that you made a big mistake, you are confronted with a huge number of different pieces of wood, some of them have a letter or number on them, the majority have none! you feel dizzy and think my God how am I going to do that? then you find the instructions booklet and you feel relief as it says on the front easy assembly until you open the booklet and what you see is very bad black & white drawings that are so confusing I am sure you need a PhD to understand them. You lay all the pieces on the floor and start looking carefully at the drawings and trying to follow it step by step, attach part A to part D but which is part A? and is this part D? sometimes you just have to guess and hope that you got it right! couple of days later your piece of furniture resembles the pictures on the box, you are exhausted but pleased with yourself and proud of your new piece of furniture until you look at the booklet and see this: Assembly Time 2 Hours!
Once I was helping a friend assemble a computer desk from Ikea, he asked me to help him as he knew I have done it before, so I start assembling and got very busy doing it that I didn't know or notice what my friend was doing, few hours later he said to me, look I made it easier for you by assembling the drawers of the desk, I said but the instructions said follow it step by step and I am still in page 1, the drawer assembly is in page 6 maybe you should not have done that, he told me to stop worrying and that it was fine, well it wasn't! we had to break the drawers that he glued together and then reassemble them as it had to be done through the desk, I think he learnt his lesson and will follow instructions from now on. I am glad his computer desk is still in use.
The problem with these flat packs is usually the instructions, even though I have used them for many years as buying already assembled furniture in this country is very expensive, the instructions are still as bad and really difficult to follow even though they make it sound so easy that a child can do it! well they are wrong.