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People being driven to the edge by flat-pack furniture

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Here at Powertools2U, we think there’s nothing more frustrating and rage-inducing than building flat-pack furniture.

But surely, we can’t be the only people around who find this a chore? We decided to put a survey together to ask the British public how they felt towards flat-pack furniture building!

Powertools2U has split the survey up to cover three main areas: the building process, building with a partner and how you feel while building flat-pack furniture.

On a scale of 1-10 how frustrated do you get building flat-pack furniture?

A whopping 90 per cent of Brits said that they felt some level of frustration while working on their flat- pack furniture build. This caused 19 per cent of the people to break a component out of sheer anger. 

When you build flat-pack furniture with a partner, how often does it end with an argument? 

78 per cent of participants admitted that building furniture with a partner caused arguments. So, it’s not surprising to see that over 65 per cent of people then said that they preferred to do flat-pack assembling on their own. What is surprising though is the next result…

Have you ever broken up with a partner due to the flat-pack building process?

Shockingly, six per cent of people who answered our survey said they’ve broken up with a partner thanks to building flat-pack furniture! 

 So, what about the actual building process? Well, for starters it turns out that we’re not really helping ourselves! 

Have you ever built something else out of the components you get in a flat-pack furniture box?

 It appears that we’re not the most obedient bunch in the world, with 39 per cent of Brits admitting to never reading the instructions when assembling flat-pack furniture, with one in 10 saying that they like to build something completely different out of the components they find in the box. 

Have you ever built any flat-pack furniture only to realise it won’t fit in the intended place?

 The survey results also showed that even when we do manage to complete our builds, we sometimes forget to measure up the space the furniture is destined for. Unbelievably, over quarter of the people said that they’d built flat-pack furniture, only then to realise it won’t fit in its intended place!

On a scale of 1-10, how satisfied do you feel once you’ve completed your flat-pack furniture?

Over 25 per cent of people said they had 10/10 ultimate satisfaction when they completed flat-pack furniture, with over 75 per cent giving a score of 6 or more out of 10.   
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