Los Angeles, CA
Ikea was a good experience overall...but when taking on your own assembly, make sure you get as much info as you can about the parts or hire an assembly person. We had trouble with a steel peg that kept shifting. The steel pegs have 2 holes that needed to be paired with screws, only you can't tell where the holes are because they're inserted into the wooden leg! It took hours to just complete one screw and there are 7 more to go.