Residential Furniture Assembly Tips and Tricks
By Leyland Permaul
March 14, 2020
Assembling flat-pack furniture can be a tedious chore if you are not sure what you are doing or how to follow the instructions. Many people opt to contact our expert residential furniture assemblers for help putting together their flat-pack furniture in the GTA.
We assemble and install a wide range of residential furniture including beds, chairs, dining tables, sofas, end tables, wall hanging cabinets, outdoor furniture, playground equipment, and much more.
Yet, some people want to try the DIY approach to putting together their new furniture. If you fall into this category, we highly recommend you use these tips and tricks to avoid mishaps and damaging your new furniture.
Tip #1: Prepare the assembly area.
You will need a place to put the furniture together. You will want to put down furniture pads or select a carpeted area to work.
Tip #2: Carefully open and unpack the boxes.
You want to take all pieces out and sort them. Inspect each piece for any damage. You also want to find the assembly instructions.
Tip #3: Review the assembly instructions.
The assembly instructions should have an inventory sheet. Go through and check off each item to ensure you have all the necessary pieces for assembly. Read through the instructions twice and verify you have the right tools to assembly the furniture.
Tip #4: Gather your tools.
Get the tools you will need to assemble the furniture. If you don’t have the right tools, you will need to buy them. Using the wrong tools could damage the furniture or result in it not being assembled correctly, which could lead to a safety issue.
Tip #5: Get some help.
Many types of flat pack furniture will require at least two people to assemble. One will need to hold pieces together while the other person screws, tightens, or does some other assembly process.
Tip #6: Take your time.
It is easy to make mistakes when you rush through each of the steps. You might put a piece on backward or in the wrong location. When you make mistakes, it could lead to unwanted damages too.
Tip #7: Follow the instructions.
Some people say instructions are just for reference and don’t need to be followed. Don’t be that person as your furniture will not get assembled correctly.
Tip #8: Verify and confirm each step a second time before moving on.
After completing a step, go back over it a second time to verify you completed it correctly. Catching any mistakes before moving on will prevent bigger problems and headaches later.
Tip #9: Get online help from our furniture assemblers.
If you get stuck, have questions, or just need some quick advice, we can help too. We are now offering video conferencing consultations to walk you through each step and provide advice when you need it.
Tip #10: Skip all of this and just hire a professional!
If you don’t want to waste the energy, time, or risk damaging your new furniture, hire our professional furniture assemblers today!