I was so excited when I discovered the amazing Expedit bookshelf sold at Ikea, perfect to hold all of my books, photo albums and magazines. I could fill 4 of them but started with one 25 square white bookshelf, which comes in 3 unbelievably heavy boxes. I bribed one of the guys in my building to help me bring them up and then unpacked the boxes. The instructions have some stick figures that clearly state this bookshelf needs to be assembled by 2 people, but I thought I would give it a try. What a disaster. It has been 3 weeks and I am still tripping over it. Tatiana came over to help me but we gave up at the 80% finished mark. We could not gather enough physical strengh to shove the pieces into place. I checked into an assembly service but am waiting for my brother to send someone to help me. It has become something of a joke at this point. I have attached a few pictures of fully assembled bookshelves for some inspiration. Pictures from Flickr.