Assemble Furniture Principle

From Weekly I/O#68

When assembling furniture, start by tightening all the screws to 75%, then fully tighten them once all components fit together. This principle extends beyond furniture.

Article: 28 Pieces of Life Advice - David Perell

From David Perell:

"When building a piece of IKEA furniture, don’t tighten all the screws to 100% right away. Start by tightening each one to 75%, and only bring them up to 100% once all the screws fit nicely together. This principle applies beyond furniture too."

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