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5 12, 3:28am
That's not really the reason, I believe. It's because IKEA more or less introduced the customer assembled furniture on such a huge scale. From IKEA you pretty much need to assemble everything larger than your fist, so assembly problems with furniture have become a synonym with IKEA.
I have actually had more trouble putting together furniture from other stores. Maybe because they were meant for two people to sort out, and I did it alone, like that other guy in an earlier comment.