Don't you just hate it when you realize that a part is missing from something that you bought when you're about to assemble it? That's exactly what happened to us when we bought a bookshelf not too long ago. The shelf came in a package with the instruction booklet and all of its parts. Hubby doesn't have a problem putting things like that together. He doesn't even use the instruction booklet that comes with the package most of the time. Problems only occur when parts, like a dowel pin, comes up missing from the box. Yes, one of those little wooden screws-like thing to hold the pieces together was nowhere to be found when we opened the box...just one. Since we ordered the shelf online and it took forever to get it, we didn't want to return it anymore because of one dowel pin. Instead, he just made one at the some using metal. Ah...the perks of being married to McG! Ha!