IKEA Launches a "How to Build" YouTube Channel

IKEA Launches a "How to Build" YouTube Channel

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Taryn Williford
Feb 24, 2012

For anyone who's ever struggled with an allen wrench trying to assemble their CHARKOUCHTABLL, your prayers have been answered. Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA has launched a "How to Build" YouTube channel featuring easy-to-follow assembly videos.

The next time you're assembling IKEA furniture and struggling to figure out which screw to use or which way that drawer panel is supposed to face, check in with YouTube and IKEA's brand new How to Build video channel.

The videos are mostly visual, to follow closely along with IKEA's paper instructions, only instead of line illustrations and androgynous marshmallow people, the videos feature real people assembling real IKEA furniture. There's no narration, save for instruction bubbles that pop audibly on the screen to make you reminisce for old episodes of VH1's Pop-Up Video.

Right now, there's only one video featured in the How to Build channel, showing the assembly of IKEA's popular MALM bedframe (above), but we're looking forward to much more.

MORE IKEA ASSEMBLY TIPS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
Help Hotlines and Websites for Missing Assembly Parts
5 Easy IKEA Assembly Tips
Quick Tip When Disassembling IKEA Furniture
A $5 Solution to Frustrating Furniture Assembly
What's Your Worst Furniture Assembly Story?

(Image: IKEA Assembly Service Ads by Grabarz & Partner via Freshome. Via Gizmodo)

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