A photo of furniture hardware ordered by step instead of type blew up yesterday on reddit, showing a clear customer demand for this kind of packaging.
DIY furniture construction has become synonymous with ‘living hell’; what some describe as the tradeoff for affordable furniture. This is one frustration-free packaging which I like to have.
Our astute readers may notice that Step 3 appears to be missing. As per the OP, step 3 of these distinct instructions didn’t require any hardware, rather it was embedding one piece into another.