Brute force and furniture

There’s a lesson you learn when you assemble furniture – brute force is rarely the answer to your problem.

When it goes well, things seamlessly slot into the right place. If you’re finding yourself using brute force, there’s likely something you did wrong. So, more often than not, we’re better off retracing our steps and avoiding unintentional damage.

It is a learning that is applicable well beyond furniture assembly.