Tips for assembling furniture


If you decided to save money and collect the purchased furniture yourself, this article will help you advice from an experienced furniture collector, as well as save you from common mistakes of beginners furniture collectors. If the furniture is large, such as a wardrobe or kitchen, it is recommended to collect such furniture with an assistant. It will save and furniture, and your health. You can also hire a furniture assembly service in NYC and save your personal time.

Basic tools for assembling furniture

Screwdriver, drill, hammer, stapler, perforator, screwdriver cross and flat, tape measure, pencil, electric jigsaw. This is a list of basic tools that are used by professional furniture collectors. However, for the assembly of simple furniture, such as assembly of tables, cabinets, cabinets can cost one screwdriver. If there is no screwdriver, you can do with a screwdriver. 

Prepare a place to assemble the furniture

Determine how much space you may need to assemble the furniture. Remove anything that might interfere with your work or that might damage bulky furniture parts. Be aware of the fact that cases, cabinets, and dressers are usually assembled in a lying position. Do not tear the package, but gently cut it along the scotch. If your purchase does not match or if it is damaged during transport, you can return it to the shop. When unpacking furniture with a knife, be careful, you can easily damage furniture parts.

When unpacking furniture, try to find the assembly instructions first. Do not discard the packaging until the furniture has been completely assembled. Then find all the necessary parts listed in the instructions and arrange them in the assembly order. Usually each part has its own symbol or number. Put all fittings, fasteners, self-tapping screws separately in a box, otherwise you will easily lose them or risk stepping on the self-tapping screws and damaging your leg. 

Furniture assembly procedure

It is very important to follow the sequence described in this article in order not to waste time fixing errors that are easy to make. Each type of attachment has its own purpose and a hole in the details. All fasteners also have their own designation in the instructions. It is important not to confuse them. Usually the assembly begins with the connection of the sidewalls with the lid and bottom of the furniture case. If the furniture consists of several elements, such as the kitchen or living room, unpack and assemble each section separately one by one so as not to mix up the parts. It is recommended to assemble the lower sections first and then the upper ones.

The main task is not to spoil furniture parts or fittings. Place the fabric or packing cardboard from the purchased furniture on the floor so as not to scratch the floor or furniture parts. Assembling furniture from an inexperienced assembler takes much longer than a craftsman with experience. So be prepared to sacrifice not only time, but patience as well. It is quite possible that you will have to repeatedly change the parts during the assembly, change the assembly sequence, rework something.

It is important not to confuse the details that at first glance are the same and can differ in all the presence of one or two holes, places in the assembly of furniture are different. To not confuse the front side of the end and the rear – the front part is always closed, the rear as a rule is not. It is easy to mix up the bottom side parts and the top part as well. The lower one usually has holes for attaching the plinth or legs. Remember – standard furniture is seldom incorrectly equipped and usually all holes are drilled where they should be. If something doesn’t work out, know that you probably made a mistake and it’s probably better to hire a specialist.

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